English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Corney

Historical Forms

  • Cornai c.1160 Lowther
  • Cornaie 1228–43 DuLa
  • Kornai c.1230 StB
  • Kornay c.1235 ib
  • Little Cornay 1386 ADiv
  • Gornay 1291 Tax
  • Corna 1391 ADiv
  • Kornau' 1478 Furness
  • Corno 1576 S


Probably 'heron ēg,' from *corn , *cron , a side-form of OE  cran.Derivation from corn , 'grain,' is made unlikely by the situation of the place.