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Surname DNA testing is the newest tool available to genealogists. These tests help genealogists verify their paternal ancestry (father's father) in a quick and easy way. It saves time, prevents mistakes, and provides invaluable data that can be obtained in no other way.


Corner is an old but relatively rare surname. In earlier times it was found in the British Isles, Venice, Germany and Scandinavia. There may well be different origins for the surname, spelling and pronunciation can change over the years.

Nowadays there are people named Corner living throughout the world. An aim of this project is to help those with the surname determine whether they might share distant ancestry with other Corners.

The project welcomes all possible variations of the name including Cordner, Korner, Koerner, Corney, Corneuil, Corneye, Corn, Le Cornu, Cornerd, Cornet and Cornaro.


The Chorn Family Project, below, was started by Erv Chorn to assist researchers with the following problem:

In the 1700s three men with the surname CORN came to America from Great Britain. William came as an English soldier and later joined the colonial army in Northern Pennsylvania. John Adam (wife Mary "Mollie") settled in lower Virginia. George initially settled in the North Neck area of Virginia and West Virginia, and in 1780, with his five sons Timothy, George, Abram, Solomon, and Ebenezer (CHORN) journeyed to Kentucky.

Garrit CORN along with his wife, 12 year son, and baby preceded these fellows by arriving in Philadelphia in 1659. So far nothing has been heard of that family.

Are all these CORNs related? Are persons with the similar surnames such as CHORN, CHORAN, CORNE, CORNES, CORNISH, CORNS, CORNU, CORNY, CORNER, CORNN,  KORN, (etc.) also a part of the CORN dynasty and so are related? (If one pronounces CURRAN with a Scottish accent it sounds like CORN!)

There’s one way to find out. Check to determine if we have the same genes; check our Y-DNA. That’s what this CORN surname project is all about. After reading about DNA and what it can tell us about our genetic history, you are invited to submit your Y-DNA for analysis and comparison with other  CORN Y-DNA. I know, via traditional genealogical research, I am a descendant of the first George CORN mentioned above.

If you are descendant from him or one of the other CORNs (or have a related family name) and your Y-DNA matches then we are related and also answer the question whether William, John Adam, George, and Garrit or ? were related.


Let us work together to find our common heritage  (See the Patriarch Page)

To acomplish this we need to Identify the DNA of our ancestor families and compile them and their lost branches into distinct genetic lineages through DNA matches

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For basic information, visit World Families Network and check out the "Getting Started" block

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