Toni Cornell

Cornell in 2019, photo by kathclick/

Date of Birth: September 18, 2004

*father – Norwegian, Irish, English, Scottish, Northern Irish, Welsh, German, French, remote Manx and Swiss-German
*mother – Greek

Toni Cornell is an American musician, singer, and songwriter.

She is daughter of publicist Vicky Karayiannis and musician, singer, and songwriter Chris Cornell. Her father converted to the Greek Orthodox religion of her mother.

Toni’s paternal grandfather was Edward Francis Boyle (the son of Edward John Boyle and Anona Ruth Olson/Olsen). Toni’s grandfather Edward was born in Everett, Washington. Toni’s great-grandfather Edward was the son of Dennis Peter Boyle, who was born in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, to Irish parents, from County Sligo; and of Anna Louisa “Louise” Zahler, whose parents were German, from Trier, Rhine and Dillishausen, Lamerdingen, Bavaria, respectively. Toni’s great-grandmother Anona was the daughter of Eivin/Ivan Olaus Olsen, later Olsen, who was a Norwegian emigrant, from Stavanger, Rogaland; and of Carrie Lorena Jones/McGuire.

Toni’s maternal grandmother is Karen Ruth Cornell (the daughter of Ralph Trivett Cornell and Marion/Marian Margaret MacNutt). Karen was born in Washington. Ralph was the son of Julian Trivett Cornell, who was born in Rothesay, Nova Scotia, Canada, and of Emily Keillor Emmerson. Emily’s father, Henry Robert Emmerson, was a lawyer, businessperson, politician, and philanthropist, who as a member of the Liberal Party, was Premier of New Brunswick, from October 29, 1897 to August 31, 1900, among other duties. Toni’s great-grandmother Marion was the daughter of James Frederick “Fred” MacNutt, who was born on Darmley, Prince Edward Island, and of Clarabell/Claribel Josephine Hubbell, who was born in Wisconsin. In an interview on Howard Stern’s show, c. 2007, Toni’s father appeared to state that his mother is Jewish. This is not accurate.

Toni’s maternal grandmother is named Toni Vasil/Karayiannis.

Sources: Genealogy of Toni Cornell (focusing on her father’s side) –

Genealogies of Toni’s father –

Marriage record of Toni’s paternal grandparents, Edward Francis Boyle and Karen Ruth Cornell –

Toni’s paternal grandfather, Edward Francis Boyle, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Toni’s paternal great-grandfather, Edward John Boyle, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Toni’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Dennis Peter Boyle –

Birth record of Toni’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Anna Louise Zahler –

Toni’s paternal great-grandmother, Anona Ruth Olson/Olsen, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Baptismal record of Toni’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Eivin Olaus Olsen –

Marriage record of Toni’s paternal great-great-great-grandparents, Ole Olsen Vaaland and Andrine Tønnesdatter –

Baptismal record of Toni’s paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Ole Olsen Vaaland –

Toni’s paternal grandmother, Karen Ruth Cornell, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Marriage record of Toni’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Julian Trivett Cornell and Emily Keillor Emmerson –

Genealogy of Toni’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Emily Keillor Emmerson –

Toni’s paternal great-grandmother, Marion/Marian Margaret MacNutt, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Birth record of Toni’s paternal great-great-grandmother, Clarabell/Claribel Josephine Hubbell –

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