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ABELL, ABEL, ABLE a-(p)bell, distant, far off (p mutates to b) poss: Biblical name Abel 15
ACHYM, ACHAM unknown meaning 0
AHEARN, AHERN hern, plural of horn, iron 7
ALLEE, A'LEE uncertain origin, perhaps French-Heugenot, but certainly in Cornwall since early times 0
ALLEN from personal name Allen 1101
ALLETT from place name Alet, Kenwyn parish 1
ALSTON als-ton, unploughed land on a cliff or unploughed land near the shore 0
ANCELL, ANSELL an seghla, the dry place 20
ANDAIN, ANDAINE, ANDEAN, ENDEAN, ANDEN an den, the man (prob. a leading man) ENDEAN is the most common by far 138
ANDREW, ANDREWS not exclusively Cornish, but very popular name, patronymic, son of Andrew 1314
ANDREWARTHA, ANDRAWORTHA, ANDREWARTH an (t)dre (gw)wartha, the upper homestead (t mutates to d) (gw mutates to w) 73
ANGARRACK an (c)garrek, the large rock (c mutates to g) 0
ANGEAR, AUNGER, ANGIER an (k)ger, the fort (k mutates to g), or an gwer, the green 63
ANGELL, ANGEL an gell, the light brown, tawny 10
ANGELLY, ANGILLEY, ANGILLOY an (k)gelly, the grove (k mutates to g) 67
ANGOVE an gof, the smith 313
ANGROIN poss: an croghen, the hide (c mutates to g) Just one family found in 1881 originating in St. Just in Penwith 6
ANGROUSE an (c)grows, the cross (c mutates to g) 0
ANGWIN an gwyn, the white or fair (man) 204
ANNAN, ANNING personal name Annan 27
ANNEAR, ANAER, ANEAR, ANNEER, ANNERE an hyr, the long or tall (man), or poss: an ewre, the goldsmith 235
ANNIS, ANNISS poss: from enys, island or isolated place 4
ANSTEY poss: from an ys-ty, under the house 38
ANSTICE, ANSTISS, ENSTICE poss: from an ys-ty, under the house 32
ANTRON an tron, the nose, or the promontory or headland, or poss: the throne 0
ARGALL argel, retreat, shelter or poss: ar gwal, above the wall 76
ARSCOTT poss: Breton, harscoet, iron shield 8
ARTHUR, ARTHURS from personal name Arthur or patronymic, son of Arthur 529
     

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