This interesting surname usually has Roman origins, although the "modern" surname owes more to French influence during the medieval period. It derives from the Latin "Cornelius" meaning "horn", through the later French "corneille". The cathedral of St Cornelius in France was for many centuries a place of particular pilgrimage. In the middle ages however the name may have taken on a different meaning. "Corneille" described a crow, and hence the name and surname was probably a nickname for a talkative person! The name was introduced into England after the Norman Invasion of 1066, and it also spread rapidly across the whole of Northern Europe as far as Russia. The surname now has over fify spellings which range from basic forms such as Cornel and Quernel, to patronymics such as Nilles, Cornlissen, and Kornilyev. The earliest examples of the name recording are to be found in England. This was the first country to adopt hereditary surnames. Examples include William Corneille in the pipe rolls of Oxford for the year 1206, and Henry de Cornell who is mentioned in the Poll Tax Records of Staffordshire in 1229.Amongst the early settlers to the New England colonies of America, was a Fleming by the name of Pierre Cornille. In 1621 he was given special dispensation to emigrate to Virginia. His occupation is given as "wine dresser". The first recorded spelling of the family name anywhere in the world is shown to be that of Herbert Corneilla, which was dated 1148, in the charters of the county of Hampshire, during the reign of King Stephen of England, 1135 - 1154. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Nelissen — ist der Name folgender Personen: Danny Nelissen (* 1970), niederländischer Radrennfahrer Jean Nelissen (1936–2010), niederländischer Sportjournalist Wilfried Nelissen (* 1970), belgischer Radrennfahrer Diese Seite ist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nelissen — patronymische Bildungen auf sen zu einer verkürzten Form von Cornelius …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • Wilfried Nelissen — au prologue du …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Danny Nelissen — Daniel Wilhelmus Maria „Danny“ Nelissen (* 10. November 1970 in Sittard) ist ein ehemaliger niederländischer Radrennfahrer, Straßen Weltmeister und heutiger Sportkommentator. Im Alter von zwölf Jahren begann Danny Nelissen in Geleen mit dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jean Nelissen — (* 2. Juni 1936 in Geleen; † 1. September 2010 in Maastricht) war ein niederländischer Sportjournalist. Jean Nelissen war viele Jahre lang bis zu seiner Pensionierung Sportchef bei der Tageszeitung De Limburger. „De Neel“, so sein Spitzname,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wilfried Nelissen — beim Prolog der Tour de France 1993 Wilfried Nelissen (* 5. Mai 1970 in Tongeren) ist ein ehemaliger belgischer Radrennfahrer. Wilfried Nelissen war Profi Rennfahrer von 1991 bis 1998 und konnte in dieser Zeit 68 Siege erringen. Schon 1968 war er …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Danny Nelissen — Danny Nelissen …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Danny Nelissen — Daniel ( Danny ) Wilhelmus Maria Nelissen (born 10 November 1970 in Sittard, Netherlands) is a Dutch former professional road bicycle racer and current sports commentator at Eurosport. He won the 1995 amateur world championship and was named… …   Wikipedia

  • Wilfried Nelissen — Infobox Cyclist ridername = Wilfried Nelissen fullname = Wilfried Nelissen nickname = dateofbirth = birth date and age|1970|5|5 country = Belgium currentteam = Retired discipline = Road role = Rider ridertype = Sprinter amateuryears =… …   Wikipedia

  • Arthur Nelissen — est un architecte éclectique d origine néerlandaise dont l activité s est déroulée à Bruxelles et qui y a construit une remarquable maison de style Art nouveau. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Immeubles de style « Art nouveau géométrique » …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.