It has been estimated that between 1861 and 1901 a quarter of a million people left Cornwall to make a new life elsewhere. Whilst this period saw the bulk of the emigration, hundreds if not thousands of Cornish men and women had left Cornwall before 1861, and thousands more have left since 1901. Some eleven million people around the world can trace all or part of their ancestry back to Cornwall and some of these have formed or belong to Associations and gather together to enjoy their cultural heritage. Those who live too far away from one of these groups have found that the internet has allowed them to make contact with others of Cornish descent to learn more about Cornwall and its people.
The Cornish in Latin America
If you know of any Cuban, Mexican, South African or Welsh / Cornish connections please let us know