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Cornell Name Study

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Cornell One Name Study


The scope of this study is to research the Cornell last name within the United States, any variations of the name, and any immigration to the United States.

How to Join

Please contact the project leader Sadie Culp or post a comment below. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


  1. Source any unsourced family member
  2. Connect any unconnected family member to one of the oldest Cornell lineages in the United States
  3. Discover the relationship between the oldest Cornell individuals within the United States and any immigration to the United States

Adding a Profile to this Study

Please avoid adding every Cornell profile to this Study. See List of Cornell Profiles below, to get a sorted list of every Cornell profile on WikiTree.

The criteria for adding a Cornell profile to the study are:

  1. Add a Cornell profile to this study if their Cornell ancestor is currently unknown.
  2. Add a Cornell profile to this study if they are Adopted. See the "Adopted" section below for more information.
  3. Add top level progenitors of the main Cornell families.

To add your ancestor to this study, simply copy the following template to the Biography section of his or her profile:

{{One Name Study|name=Cornell|category=Cornell Name Study}}

Once the profile is connected to the main Cornell family line, then remove the template from the profile.


  1. Take existing Cornell profiles on WikiTree, and use records found on FamilySearch.org, and Find A Grave, to reconstruct pedigree as much as possible
  2. Find other Cornells on FamilySearch.org and Find A Grave, add them to WikiTree, reconstruct pedigree or find where they fit in existing families
  3. Find any historical newspaper references to any Cornell in the United States
  4. Find any histories of the Cornell family, whether books, previous personal research, or other written materials. Use these to compare against primary records.

Cornell Genealogy



List of Cornell Profiles

List of Cornell Profiles on WikiTree, sorted in birth order, including current last name

Oldest in the United States

Here is a list of the oldest Cornell families in the United States, known at this time:


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You most likely know, but this Cornell History book is amazing and can be read free at this link,