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Author: John Bannister
Title: A glossary of Cornish names, ancient and modern, local, family, personal, &c.: 20,000 Celtic and other names, now or formerly in use in Cornwall:
Publisher: London, Edinburgh [etc.] Williams & Nargate [etc.
Subject (keywords, tags): Too Thorough, Yet Not Enough
While Bannistre was so thorough as to include pages of the names fo
Contributor: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
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||Too Thorough, Yet Not Enough
||While Bannistre was so thorough as to include pages of the names for which he could not find a legitimate meaning (mere guesswork not being legit), he was so particularly thoughtless as to rarely indicate whether the name is of a person or place, and, if a person, whether male or female. He does mark family names "n. f." A few manumitted female slaves are the only known women: the male slaves and all the manumitters and witnesses can also be picked out.
That's a pitiful small number of Cornish names, especially when so many are marked as being obviously "t." for Teutonic: the Anglo-Saxon invaders.
On the whole, then, consider this a book of place-names and family names: any personal names will be difficult or impossible to locate.
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