Thomas Cornell was born about 1595, in Essex, England. He married Rebecca on 9 June 1620, in Fairstead, Essex, England. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, British Colonial America in 1641 and Flushing, Queens, New York Colony, British Colonial America in 1643. In 1641, at the age of 47, his occupation is listed as constable in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. He died on 8 February 1655, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 61, and was buried in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, British Colonial America.
English: shortened form of Cornwell , Cornwall , or of Cornhill, a habitational name from a place in Northumberland named Cornhill, from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + halh ‘nook, recess’; or from Cornhill in London, a medieval grain exchange, named with Old English corn ‘corn, grain’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from some other place elsewhere similarly named.
English: variant of Corney .
English: possibly also a nickname from French corneille ‘rook, crow’, probably denoting a chatterer or someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.
Notes for Thomas (Cornwall) Cornell: Another source lists parents of Thomas Cornell as Geoge Cornell and Susan Casse. Thomas immigrated with his family in 1633 0r 1638 Birth: 24 Mar 1593 in Fairstead …