Corn Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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It appears to be an early Huguenot name acquiring from the Olde French “corne” itself coming from the late Latin “corna” meaning “horn” and originally given as a metonymic professional name to a worker in horn, or perhaps a horn-blower.  Horn was a commonly used material in the Middle Ages for the making of small artifacts. The surname well noted in London church Records as Coorn, Corne and Corn from the mid 16th Century onwards. More common variations are: Corin, Corne, Coran, Coren, Coron, Cornu, Chorn, Coryn, Courn, Corny.

The surname Corn first appeared in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor.  The Saxon rule of English history declined after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 as the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries, and the Norman ambience predominated. The very first recording spelling of the family was shown to be that of Rychard Coorn, dated 1543, at Margaret, Westminister, London. It was during the reign of King V111, who was known as “Good King Hal” dated 1509-1547.  Surname all over the country became a necessity with the introduction of personal taxation.  It came to be known as Poll Tax in England.  Surnames all over the country began to develop with unique and shocking spelling varieties of the original one.

Some of the people with the name Corn who arrived in the United States in the 17th century included Gerrit Corn settled with his wife and child in New York state in 1659.  Gerrit Corn, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1659. Some of the people with the surname Corn who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included James Corn, aged 22, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1839.  Anthny Corn, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1844.  Mr Corn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Notes: None. Blazon: Per pale azure and gules a lion rampant, double queued argent.

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