Last name origins & meanings:
- German: from Middle High German korn ‘grain’, a
metonymic occupational name for a factor or dealer in grain or a
nickname for a peasant.
- Dutch and German: from a short form of the
personal name Cornelis or Cornelius.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Korn (Yiddish korn)
‘grain’, a metonymic occupational name as in 1, or an ornamental
- Czech: from a short form of the Czech personal name
Kornel, a vernacular form of Cornelius.
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