Cornish Family History & Genealogy

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Cornish Surname History

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Cornish Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Cornish is often very difficult to determine because countries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Cornish may be difficult to determine based on whether the surname came about organically and independently in multiple locales; for example, in the case of names that are based on a craft, which can appear in multiple countries independently (such as the family name "Bishop" which may have been taken by church officials).

Cornish Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Cornish come may come from a craft, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these craft-based last names might be a profession in some other language. This is why it is essential to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many names like Cornish are inspired by religious texts such as the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Commonly these names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".

Cornish Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Surnames like Cornish vary in how they're spelled as they travel across villages, family unions, and countries over the years. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Cornish were transliterated based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Cornish. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Cornish family name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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