name Cornfoot comes from when the family resided in or near the settlement of Cornford in the county of Durham
. Thus, the surname Cornfoot belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Cornfoot family
The surname Cornfoot was first found in Durham
, where the name is associated with the township of Cornforth, sometimes known as Cornforth, in the parish of Bishop's Middleham.
Early History of the Cornfoot family
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Cornfoot Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cornfoot has been recorded under many different variations, including Cornforth, Cornford, Carnforth, Carnford, Corneford, Cornefurth, Corneforth, Cornfoot and many more.
Early Notables of the Cornfoot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cornfoot family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cornfoot or a variant listed above:
Cornfoot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- David Cornfoot, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1893
- David Cornfoot, aged 52, who landed in America from London, in 1895
Cornfoot Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mrs. William Cornfoot, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Kirkcaldy, in 1903
- William Cornfoot, aged 36, who landed in America from Kirkcaldy, in 1903
- Albert Cornfoot, aged 33, who settled in America from Shrewsbury, England, in 1910
- Herbert W. Cornfoot, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Herne Bay, England, in 1912
- Kathleen Cornfoot, aged 35, who landed in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1914