Cornish (and Other) Personal Names from the 10th Century Bodmin Manumissions
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Cornish (and Other) Personal Names from the 10th Century Bodmin Manumissions

by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn
(Heather Rose Jones, contact@heatherrosejones.com)

1999, 2001 by Heather Rose Jones; all rights reserved.


Given Names : Cornish (and other Celtic) Names

During this period, it is difficult to distinguish between names in the various Brythonic languages on purely linguistic grounds. While it is possible that certain individuals appearing in this record are Welsh or Breton rather than Cornish, there would really be no way to demonstrate this. Therefore, all Brythonic names are simply included with the Cornish. There are, however, several names that appear to be of Goedelic rather than Brythonic origin and these are noted specifically below. In addition to the the types of information given in the above sections, I provide more discussion of the particular spellings found in comparative material. The gender of names is much less certain in this section when the text does not make it clear and the evidence for gender interpretation is discussed more fully here. I have not separated the genders out in the main listing, but have a separate index listed by gender "confidence level" following. The "standardized" forms used as headings are an attempt to follow "standard" Old Welsh spelling should not be taken as anything other than a reference.

Table of Cornish and other Celtic Names

Table of Names of Uncertain Language


Index of Celtic and Uncertain Names

The following index includes all the non-Germanic, non-Latin/Biblical names, arranged according to the evidence for the gender. The form indexed here is for reference only and does not necessarily appear in the data. The following categories are used.
  • Group 1: names where the gender is explicit in the Bodmin text.
  • Group 2: names not in group 1 that appear in the comparative material (where there is gender evidence).
  • Group 3: names not in the previous groups where the deuterotheme is clearly associated with a particular gender, either in the Bodmin material or elsewhere.
  • Group 4: names not in the previous groups where the evidence suggests one gender is more likely than the other, but either is potentially possible.
  • Group 5: names where there is no basis for even making an educated guess as to gender.
Male Names
 
Group 1   Anaoc
Bleidcum
Brithael
Cantgueithen
Cenmin
Comoere
Conredeu
Frioc
Grifiud
Guithrit
Gurbodu
Gurcant
Gurci
Gurcon
Gurguaret
Gurguistl
Gurthcid
Hedyn
Hincomhal
Ilcarthon
Iudicael
Iudnerth
Leucum
Louenan
Loumarch
Matuid
Medrod
Mermin
Morhaetho
Oss'ne
Putrael
Resmen
Riol
Ryd
Salenn
Tethion
 
Group 2 Aedan
Beli
Bleidiud
Budic
Cingur
Conmonoc
Gest
Guincum
Gurdilic
Gurheter
Guriant
Gurlouen
Iarnguallon
Iliud
Inisian
Loi
Maeloc
MaelPatraic
March
Morcant
Rinduran
Talan
Telent
Terithien
Ungust
 
Group 3 Adoyre
Aniud
Argantbri
Argantmoet
Cinhoedl
Gratcant
Guentanet
Guentigirn
Gurcencor
 
Group 4 Bledros
Brenci
Brethoc
Catgutic
Dofagan
Milcenoc
Mor
 
Female Names
 
Group 1 Aedoc
Arganteilin
Diuset
Gloiucen
Guencen
Guencenedl
Guenguiu
Guenmon
Ilcum
Medguistl
Meduil
Meonre
Moruith
Oncenedl
Oncum
Ourcen
Ourdilic
Proscen
Rum
 
Group 2 Guenbrith
Tanguistl
 
Group 3 Anauprost
Ceinguled
Fuandrec
Gloiumed
Iudprost
Onguen
 
Group 4 Anaguistl
Catguistl
Ordguydel
Prosguetel
 
Unknown Gender
 
Group 5 Anaudat
Artaca
Dengel
Duihon
Ewsannec
Guelet
Guencor
Guenguerthlon
Guenneret
Halbiu
Iofa
Iudhent
Louhelic
Luncen
Milian
Perem
Rannoeu
Rumun
Sulcen
Sulleisoc
Sulmed