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Bowditch is a member of the American Academy of Arts and. This page needs to be proofread. Cock was a nickname and seems to have been a generic term for youth in the medieval period, also added to other names e. Hancock, Sincock. All three were found widely across Cornwall in the early 16th century. Watt was more favoured in the east, while Watty was the preferred form in the Cornish-speaking west.

By the Wattys had declined and converged with the Watts. I am descended from Cocks in Truro, but having got back as far as a William b. What an amazing site! I was born in Swansea South Wales but always had a feeling of affinity and peace whenever I went to Cornwall. My ancestors migrated during the height of the copper trade. Surnames that are most popular in my family are Seymour, Hoskin, Hocking, Lathon which became Busvargus due to the inheritance of a village and right back to with my 13th GGF Simon Sparrnon.

Marriages have included Godolphin, Besanco, and Tressulyan.

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Besanco sounds Spanish to me so I was wondering if it had anything to do with The Armada? Sorry but the Spanish Armada link is a stubborn myth but one with no basis in fact as the name Bosanko is found in Cornwall in the s, a generation before the Armada! There was a John Bossancow living in Truro in which looks like the first, and a Willam Bossancott in Mousehole, which seems more like the second.

These could have two different derivations of course.

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By Bosancoes are found in Wendron as well as Truro and the name then ramified in Crowan and Wendron, although also spreading into east Cornwall. The mystery is that no actual placename of Bosanko has been found.


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Thank You so much for your reply. Your knowledge astounds me! It has however encouraged me to do more research. They are my 5th GGP. I am still trying to find her birth certificate. I have verified the marriage. Thanks once again! What I also find interesting on your blog are the articles about Methodism in Cornwall. Though now a Methodist myself, I never knew of any family connection to Methodism. Martha Maryland, USA. My surname is Behenna. Am I correct? It is indeed. It turns up in the early 16th century as Behennow.

Maybe son of Bennet, which was a not uncommon first name in Cornwall at the time? So it was either an unidentified first name or a name from a placename with the meaning obscure. Family lived in and around Roche and St. Is Varcoe a common Cornish name? Varcoe and its spelling variant Vercoe is most certainly Cornish. It was found in St Ewe and St Dennis as early as the s and has remained heavily concentrated in mid-Cornwall and the clay country ever since. Compare that with the over 1, Williamses the most common surname or even the or so Hicks.

Verran, Verrant. The line originally came from Bodmin Moor. So suspect it comes from a Cornish word. Any ideas? Over the centuries Verran and Verrant spellings have interchanged confusingly and erratically. From the 16th to 19th centuries they were around half and half. However, by the census almost all spellings had become Verran or variants without a while the two households of Verrants were found in the far west. But that distribution is a very misleading guide to earlier ones. In fact, in the s there were 13 men in the subsidy lists called Verant or Verent and six named Varyn, Veryn, Varryan, Varhen or Varion.

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That distribution suggests to me that maybe there were two separate original names. The ones in the west could be from the Cornish given name Meryon or Meryn permanently lenited to Very o n. As for Verrant, I have no idea! The usual surname dictionaries offer no help. More early and medieval examples are needed to shed more light. I think I have a possible answer to the Verrant riddle, assuming this was originally a different name from Verran.

In the Devonian and east Cornish dialect the sound often became. For example the name Facy became Vacy. Can you tell me about Rescorla? That is the name of an 18th century ancestor of mine. My middle name is Binnie spelled Binney on old records and my maiden name is Endean. My great grandparents Phillips were from Chacewater near Truro.

Can you tell me about these names? Rescorla and Endean are names from the Cornish language. Rescorla is from the placename Rescorla. They may however originally be different names as the St Ewe Rescorla was spelt Roscorlan in the 14th century, while the St Austell Rescorla was Roscorle. The name Endean emerged quite late — during the 16th century — as a surname in mid-Cornwall and was found in the s in the district between Truro and St Austell. Meanwhile Binney is probably a spelling variant of Benny, which was a short from of Benedict. From the research my brother and I did starting in the year , Roscorla, Rescorla, Rescorle and Rescorl are Cornish surnames born out of locality.

There is a small Hamlet in Brittany called Rescorles but its origins and the meaning of the name are open to challenge. There were already people called Rescorla and similar living in Kenwyn, Veryan, Gerrans and St Austell in the early s, as well as St Ewe, so the name must have been hereditary fairly early. Hi, my surname is Dusting. It may have originally been spelt as Dustan or Dunstone. Do you have any information as regarding this surname?

The etymologists tell us Dunstone is supposed to have come from either the place called Dunstone on the south-east edge of Dartmoor in Devon, or from the given name Dunstan. In the s the name is still clustered in that part of Pydar hundred, which makes me think it originated there and be from Dunstan not Devon. On the other hand Reaney suggests that Dusting has a separate origin in the name Thurstan. Not that there is anyone with the surname Thurstan or Dustan or anything close in Cornwall in My name is kerry, I live in Australia and desperatly traking my gr gr grandfather and where he is from.

His name is John Henry Treloyn and states his father is william treloyn and his mother is ann reid. My feeling is he has changed his name i know he has to be cornish it has been spelt treloyne on some certs and treloyn on others he stated on some certificates he from cornwall then he states on others he from scotland only treloyns i can find is in australia and we are all related and go back to john henry treloyn, any help on variations to this name would be greatly appreciated. I wonder if it might have originally been Tregloyn, as there are people in both and in the 18th century called Tregloyne, Tregloyn, Tregloin and similar.

I have a book called Cornish Family Names. The name Fidock did come from Newlyn East near Newquay. My family came to South Australia in I can remember in the late s a relative from Australia visiting us when we lived at Camborne but I was too young to remember who they were. Greetings from DownUnder cousin Sharron by the way l can trace another two surnames that are of Trenerry and Arthur my great great great father was a John Wills from Cornwall came to settle in Australia after s. So someone living at Polglas. I have been to Cornwall to see the homeland of the patriarchical family, and noted many Polglaze scattered both east and west and otherwise.

It would seem to me that if this is a place defined name, that there might be many lines of Polglaze maybe slightly related back long ago, but also long ago they might not be traceable to one ancestor. Is this a likely scenario, or are most of us somehow likely to have shared genetics? There are quite a few Polglases listed in the early 16th century subsidy rolls, so that also suggests several of the places had given rise to unrelated lines.

My ancestors and my maiden name is Huthnance. I live in Australia. Any insight greatly appreciated. The rumours about Huth the Viking are just that — rumours — as hereditary family names in west Cornwall date from the s or s. Your name is a locative one, from the place Huthnance in Breage. This was spelt Huthenans in the 15th century and there was a Thomas Huthnans living in Breage parish, undoubtedly at Huthnans, in My surname is Toy and I can take my direct line back to the Lizard pre Also mentioned is a Robert Toy in Helston answering the Muster roll. Darryl Toy. Around the family moved to Troon in Camborne so I got the mining idea too.

Supposedly my grandad always said something about how someone in the family left the E off the end of the name, from what I gathered its an Irish name. My maternal granddad was Wm. John Toy, from Camborne. Any thoughts on this? It was the normal English spelling to denote a preceding long vowel in the 16th century but tends to get dropped in the 17th. Her father Wm. John Toy, was originally from Camborne,Poole. Later in St. Austell area. Are we related? Yes, there were Whetters in St Austell and also further east in Duloe as early as the s. Names like Collins and Harris were certainly found from the earliest days of hereditary surnames in Cornwall in the 15th century.

My grandparent were Hoopers, from Calstock. News to me. The alternative explanation for the family name is that its origin lay in the English occupational name meaning someone who made or fitted hoops, another name for a cooper. Yes,the name ramified in the Camborne-Redruth area in fact I have a great-grandparent called Gribble who lived in IIlogan. But its origins are a bit of a mystery. The only Gribbles in were found to the west in Sancreed. Did those early Gribbles migrate east to the central mining district?

Or was there a separate origin? If you have a source for that do let me know. Hi Bernard, thanks for your information, very fascinating. Thanks Gretta for your question.

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Particularly in Bendigo with the last Gribble in our family line working at a pyrite works there until his mid 40s when he left to join the fight with his his sons in WW1. All thankfully returned. They are noted as being members of Cornish associations with huge family roots in Australia and celebrating Cornish traditions, recorded on numerous occasions in local papers. So their Cornish roots ran deep. They might have indeed moved over from west Cornwall to the tin mines and brought their mining skills in turn over to Australia, where they are listed as miners on many a record.

What we are finding difficult is tracing the family in Cornwall with a high level of accuracy! I have DNA matches with a couple of Gribbles in the Camborne area but the match be through another common ancestor. My grandad was cornish and I have often wanted to Research our family name of Henwood is there a go to trust worthy site to go to.

Depends on what your research questions are, Alan.

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And keep your eye out for my forthcoming books on The Surnames of Cornwall. Henwood is on my list. I have often wondered where the name is from, but now suspect it might be Cornish. Could I be rig. That early bynames had often still not become hereditary in mid and west Cornwall anyway. Many thanks for your quick and interesting reply. The reason why I suspected a Cornish origin is that I found mention of Growse among the tenants of the Arundel family in Carminow in the 14th century as well as the mention of a Gurlyn de Growse in the early 16th also in Carminow.

I am not at all sure of myself — I am just rummaging about on the internet — but if there were people called Growse in 14th century Carminow it would be the earliest mention anywhere … There is no trace of Growse in Suffolk before the s. Did Cornish people ever sail down the coast?

In the early 16th there was a Growse family in Bradwell on Sea, including one renting a tidal mill there ….


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  8. Thanks, Nick. But your find suggests there may be something to it. Do you have a reference? And yes, there would have coastal shipping movement, although more usually along the Channel coast as far as London. Many thanks again for your reply, I am glad you find the subject interesting! It seems possible that the name Growse — a place-name given to people who lived near the old crosses such as the one at Carminow, became Grose or Grosse during the 16th century inconveniently just before parish records began! Maybe those who emigrated early enough, such as my own family, kept the original version of the name?

    As for references, luckily I copied the relevant bits off the site. I am not too sure what you need so here they are wholesale cut and paste with a bit of editing:. Arundell Rentals. Carminow Manor. Court; heriot from Chywarlo. There is a mention of a early 16th century John Growse in a lease document of a tidal mill in Tollesbury, on the Essex coast:. Seal of the abbess of. Some years later in midth century, just down the road, there is a parson of Fordley called Laurence Cruse, cited in a will, and a Rector of Middleton-cum-Fordley called Lawrence Growse, all probably the same?

    Did Lawrence, an educated man, end up deliberately using the archaic spelling of his name?