Elizabeth Cornel

Female6 October 1734–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Cornel was christened on 6 October 1734, in Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, her father, Thomas Cornell, was 25 and her mother, Mary Locyssam, was 25.

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Thomas Cornell
Mary Locyssam
Elizabeth Cornel
Letitia Cornell
Mary Cornel

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  • Elizabeth Cornel, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

habitational name from Corney in Cumbria or Corney in Hertfordshire (now known as Corneybury), from Old English corn ‘grain’ or corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + ēg ‘island’. It seems possible, from the distribution of early forms, that it may also derive from a lost place in Lancashire. Alternatively, a habitational name from Corney (Lancashire), later named Corneyrow, now Corner Row or Cornoe in Greenhalgh (alias Greenall), in the parish of Kirkham. Corney was sometimes pronounced and spelled Cornah, Corner, Cornall, Gorney, and Gornall.

perhaps a shortened form of Cornwall or Cornish , or a metathesized form of Croney .


Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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