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Cornish (and Other) Personal Names from the 10th Century Bodmin Manumissions
by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn
© 1999, 2001 by Heather Rose Jones; all rights reserved.
Given Names : Cornish (and other Celtic) NamesDuring 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.
Index of Celtic and Uncertain NamesThe 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.
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