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Cornish-British      Surname Origin Cornish-British

Meaning of Surname AylsworthAyles, low meadow, flat lands, washed by a river, sea, or lake, and gwerth, a worth, farm, house, village

Cornish surnames for ordinary people emerge in the Middle Ages, although the nobility probably had surnames much earlier on.The most common surnames in Cornwall are patronymics. The father’s first name being taken without alteration and a genitive ‘s’ added. eg. John (of) Typically Cornish was the addition of an 'o' for example in the surname Bennetto or a 'y' as in the surname 'Pawley'

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