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The CORNER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,071 13473 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 1,152 4842 0.002 23
Change since 1880 +919 -8631 -0.001 -15
Other Countries
Australia 295 5296 0.002 18
United Kingdom 2,624 2353 0.006 57
Top States for CORNER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 258 5601 0.003 26
Ohio 143 10871 0.001 13
California 138 20175 0.000 4
Pennsylvania 117 14755 0.001 10
Louisiana 112 5465 0.003 25
Top States for CORNER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 258 5601 0.003 26
Louisiana 112 5465 0.003 25
Montana 22 7672 0.002 24
Washington 92 9258 0.002 16
West Virginia 25 6908 0.001 14


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called CORNER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CORNER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CORNER in Michigan than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CORNER by picking someone at random in Michigan than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of CORNER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CORNER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the CORNER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of CORNER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 427 20.62
White (Hispanic) 58 2.8
Mixed Race 29 1.4
White (Caucasian) 1,529 73.83
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the CORNER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of CORNER in historical publications

CORNER. From residence at the corner of a street or highway. In the H.R., De la Cornere. It was latinized by in Anrulo. In the second vol. of the Rolls it occurs as ill Agjlo five times (all with different Christian names,) as in Anglo 17, andas?i Aiffulo 19 times. A less likely derivation is from Le Coruner and Corona tor, a coroner. De Corner and Le Corner are also found in the H.R. See Nangle.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to CORNER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CORNER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for CORNER

The following words are slight variants of CORNER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.