Cornwell is a family name with a history dating back to the middle ages in the UK. Cornwell was originally from Anglo-Saxon origins. First documented evidence of the surname dates to the county of Somerset in 1282.
In the UK alone there are 109507 people with the surname Cornwell. Cambridgeshire currently holds the highest density of people with the last name Cornwell. If a certain legal document is to be believed the early 18th century Cornwell's liked a drink or three. Members of the Cornwell family were involved in the founding of the East India Trading Company.