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PADDY pet form of Patrick 110
PASCOE Pask, Easter 2083
PAWLEY, PAWLE, PAULLE. PAWLY, PAULLEY, PAUL, PAULL Cornish form of Paul 826
PAYNTER, PAINTER, PANTER unknown meaning 378
PEARN, PEARNE poss: brekaway from place Trepearne in Laneast & Sheviock parish which is from tre-spernen, homestead of thorns 240
PELLEW, PELLOW pelyow, balls 0
PELLYMOUNTER, POLMOUNTER, PALAMOUNTAIN pol-mun-tyr, pool by the mineral land 5
PELMEAR, POLMEAR, POLMEER, POLMERE, POLMER pol-mur, big pool 119
PENALUNA pen-lynnow, head of pools 138
PENBERTHY, PENBERTH pen-perthy, end of bushes 248
PENCAVEL, PENCAVILLE poss: pen-kevil, horse head, or poss: pen-kevelek, woodcock's head 15
PENDARVES, PENDARVIS pen-derow or pen-dar, end of an oak wood 1
PENDENNIS, PENDENIS pen-dinas, headland with a fort 0
PENDER, PENTER pen-dyr, end of land 206
PENDRAY, PENDRY, PENDREA pen-drea, principal homestead or pen-dre, end of homestead 82
PENELLUM pen-ylyn, clean or bright head 0
PENFOUND poss: pen-fawen, end of beach trees 40
PENGELLY, PENGILLY, PENGELLEY, PENGILLEY pen-kelly, end of grove 653
PENGLAZE, PENGLASE pen-glas, green head or top 27
PENHALE, PENHALL, PENHAUL pen-hal, end of moor 146
PENHALIGON, PENHALIGAN, PENHALLIGON, PENHELEGON, PENHALEGEN pen-helygen, end of willow tree 66
PENHALLOW pen-hallow, end of moors 0
PENHALLURICK, PENALLURICK, PENLERICK pen-hal-lurek, top of cultivated ground on moor 29
PENHORWOOD unknown meaning 0
PENNA, PENNEY, PENNO, PENNOW, PENNOE an-penna, chiefest, or from pennow, tops or heads 259
PENNECK pen-knegh, top of the hillock 5
PENNELL pen-?, head and unknown second element, perhaps variant of PENHALE? 6
PENPAWL poss: pen-pol, pool end 1
PENPRASE, PENPRAZE, PENPRISE pen-pras, end of meadow 44
PENRICE pen-res, end of ford 0
PENROSE pen-ros, end of moor 381
PENTECOST, PENTICOST, PENTACOST poss: pen-ty-cos, chief house in the wood 74
PENTER poss: pen-tir, end of land 37
PENTREATH pen-treth, top of the beach 55
PENVER pen-(m)vur, big hill-top (m mutates to v) 7
PENVOSE pen-fos, ditch end 0
PENWARDEN, PENWARNE, PENWARN pen-(g)wernen, end of alder trees (g is dropped) 59
PENWITH pen-with, furthest end 1
PEPPER poss: peber, baker 0
PERMEWAN porth-mewan, the cove or beach of St. Mewan 11
PERREN, PERRIN, PERRING, PERRAN from Saint Piran, patron saint of tinners and unofficially of Cornwall 28
PERROW poss: from perrow, cauldrons or crocks 69
PETHERICK, PEDRICK, PETHICK diminutive of Petroc, father of Cornish saints 299
PETHYBRIDGE, PETHERBRIDGE poss: derived in some way PETHERICK 24
PEZZACK poss: ma(b)p-ysak, son of Issac (ma is dropped, b mutates to p) 23
PILL pyl, hillock 219
PINNICK pen-ewyk, headland frequented by deer 0
PINNOCK, PENNOCK from parish name St. Pinnock 0
PLEMING plu-men, parish (boundry) stone 9
POLGLAZE, POLGLASE pol-glas, blue or green pool 24
POLGREAN, POLGREEN pol growyn, pool with gravel or grit 47
POLKINGHORNE, POLKINHORN pol-Kynhorn, pool of Kynhorn 435
POLLAK, POLLOK, POLLOCK if Cornish, pol-lok, pool by monastic cell 1
POLLARD pol-?, pool and second unknown element 529
POLSUE pol-jueI. black pool 30
POLWHELE pol-whyl, pool of beetles or poss:pol-(g)wel, pool in open field 9
POLWIN pol-wyn, white or fair pool 14
POOL, POOLE, POOLEY, POOLY pol, pool 420
POPE poss: popa, puffin (doubtful) 410
POWELL ma(b)p-Howel, son of Howel. (ma is dropped, b mutates to p) 184
PRAED pras, meadow 21
PREECE, PRICE, PRYCE ma(b)p-Rees, son of Rees 46
PRIDEAUX poss: pry-tyas, clay covered 173
PRISK, PRISKE prysk, bush 235
PRITCHARD, PRICHARD ma(b)p-Richard, son of Richard (ma is dropped, b mutates to p)

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PROUT prowt, nickname meaning proud or puffed up 397
PROWSE, PROUSE ma(b)p-ros, son of heath (ma is dropped, b mutates to p) 239
PRYNNE, PRYNNE, PRYN, PRINN ma(b)p-Ryn, son of Rynne (ma is dropped, b mutates to p) 187
     

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