Some Cornish Surnames

HENYWYN TYLU KERNEWEK


There is a saying in Cornwall : By Ros, Car, Lan, Tre, Pol, and Pen ..... you shall know most Cornish!

Names starting with these old Celtic Cornish words are certainly common in Cornwall,
but there are many other names which you may bear that can be Cornish also!
Perhaps you are Cornish too!

Here are just a few:
    Ahearn
    Andrewartha
    Angove
    Anning
    Annear
    Arthur
    Baragwaneth
    Bastian
    Bell
    Berryman
    Blamey
    Boden
    Bolitho
    Bonython
    Bosanko
    Bray
    Brock
    Burrows
    Cass
    Causley
    Collis
    Chegwidden
    Chynoweth
    Climo
    Clews
    Colenso
    Colley
    Connor
    Couch
    Craddick
    Crago
    Crocker
    Curnow/Kerno
    Deane
    Dobell
    Drew
    Eddy
    Endean
    Ellery
    Ellis
    Elliott
    Evans
    Faull
    Fenton
    Frayne
    Fry
    Gay
    Geake
    Gee
    Glasson
    Godden
    Goldsworthy
    Goninan
    Goss
    Grose
    Grigg
    Gundry
    Hain/Haines
    Hale
    Hancock
    Hannaford
    Hart
    Hannah
    Harvey
    Hawke
    Hellyer
    Hendry/Hendy
    Hocking
    Hosking Hoskins
    Hutchens
    Inch
    Isbel
    Jago/Jacka
    James
    Jewell
    Johns
    Joliffe
    Jolly
    Jory/Jose
    Julian
    Keast
    Keen
    Kemp
    Kent
    Kersey
    Kinsey
    Kirby
    Kitto
    Laity
    Lander
    Lawry/Lowry
    Lean
    Leggo
    Lock
    Lyon
    May
    Mayne
    Menadue
    Moon
    Moyle
    Mundey
    Nance
    Nankervis
    Negus
    Nicholls/Nicholas
    Odgers
    Otes/Oates
    Olver
    Pascoe
    Pawley
    Perrin
    Phillips
    Prowse
    Quick
    Richards/Rickard
    Roach
    Roberts
    Rogers/Rodgers
    Rodda
    Ruse/Rouse
    Sara
    Sanders
    Skewes
    Symons/Simmons
    Stevens/Stephens
    Tangye
    Teague
    Terrill
    Thorne
    Tonkin/Tink
    Truscott
    Tyack
    Uren
    Veale/Vial
    Vivian
    Vosper
    Voss
    Warren
    Warne/Wearne

    (and there are many dozens more)

    Tre = Homestead, Pol = Pool, Pen = Head, Ros = Heath, Car = Camp, Lan = Churchyard

    A good reference book is G. Pawley White's classic "A Handbook of Cornish Surnames"
    1972 (Ed 2. 1981) from Dyllansow Truran"


    Some further links for your interest in Surnames / Family Names:

    Some Cornish Surname Researches
    Modern Cornish first names for your children
    Cornwall On-Line Magazine Pages
    Genealogy in UK
    Cornwall Family History Society
    Cornish Surnames at Rootsweb

    Cornish Associations in Australia - Cowethasow Kernewek yn Australya

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