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Origin and Meaning of Corral

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cor*ral"
A pen for animals; esp., an inclosure made with wagons, by emigrants in the vicinity of hostile Indians, as a place of security for horses, cattle, etc.

Etymology: Sp., a yard, a yard for cattle, fr. corro a circle or ring, fr. L. currere to run. Cf. Kraal

verb Cor*ral"
To surround and inclose; to coop up; to put into an inclosed space; -- primarily used with reference to securing horses and cattle in an inclosure of wagons while traversing the plains, but in the Southwestern United States now colloquially applied to the capturing, securing, or penning of anything.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A pen for cattle
  2. Collect or gather ("corralling votes for an election")
  3. Arrange wagons so that they form a corral
  4. Enclose in a corral ("corral the horses")

From Spanish corral

  1. An enclosure for livestock, especially a circular one.
    We had a small out back where we kept our pet llama.
  2. An enclosure or area to concentrate a dispersed group.
    Please return the shopping carts to the .
  3. A circle of wagons, either for the purpose of trapping livestock, or for defense.
    The wagon train formed a to protect against Commanche attacks.

corral was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Corral


Notable Persons With the Last Name Corral

Manuel Alonso Corral was a christian bishop. He left this life on July 15th, 2011.


Ramón Corral was a 6th Vice President of Mexico. Ramón was given the name Ramón Corral Verdugo on January 10th, 1854 in Álamos. Ramón is also known as Corral and Ramón (Spanish). He died on November 10th, 1912.


Eduardo was born in 1970 in Casa Grande, Arizona.


Daniel was born on January 25th, 1990 in Ensenada, Baja California.



Charlyn Corral is a soccer player for the Levante UD (women), Borregos Salvajes, Louisville Cardinals, Merilappi United, Mexico women's national under-20 football team, and Mexico women's national football team. Charlyn was born on September 11th, 1991 in Acolman.


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Popularity of Corral as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Corral U.S.
  White 7.72% 64.26%
  African American 0.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.01% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.26% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 90.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Corral

People with the last name Corral are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Corral

  • How Popular is the name Corral? As a last name Corral was the 2,158th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Corral first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Corral is Tuesday, August 25th, 1885.
  • How unique is the name Corral? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Corral. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Corral: Your name in reverse order is Larroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Larorc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Corral? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 16,808 people with the last name Corral.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Corral? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Corral as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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