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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Acheson Cornish-British     Cornish-British An inscription or memorial
Alverston Cornish-British     Cornish-British al, high, ver, green, and don or ton, a hill
Alverton Cornish-British     Cornish-British al, high, ver, green, and don or ton, a hill
Aylsworth Cornish-British     Cornish-British Ayles, low meadow, flat lands, washed by a river, sea, or lake, and gwerth, a worth, farm, house, village
Balen Cornish-British     Cornish-British Melen, a mill
Banvard Cornish-British     Cornish-British ban, a mount, hill, or high ground
Barnes Cornish-British     Cornish-British Barnyz, a judge
Belden Cornish-British     Cornish-British Beildin, the hill of Belus, a place of Druid-worship
Binney Cornish-British     Cornish-British Bin, a hill; and ey, water
Bodley Cornish-British     Cornish-British Bod, a house, and ley
Bolster Cornish-British     Cornish-British Bolla, a casting or throwing up, and ter, the earth
Bonnal Cornish-British     Cornish-British The house on the cliff
Borland Cornish-British     Cornish-British bor, swelling, rising, and land
Boscawen Cornish-British     Cornish-British the town in Cornwall
Bostwick Cornish-British     Cornish-British Bos, a house, and wick, a haven or creek
Bowne Cornish-British     Cornish-British Signifies ready, active, nimble
Brendon Cornish-British     Cornish-British Bren, a crow, and dun or don, a hill
Brenigan Cornish-British     Cornish-British A limpet
Brenin Cornish-British     Cornish-British Brenhin, a triutary prince
Brisban Cornish-British     Cornish-British brez or brys, a judgment, a trial at law, and ban, a hill, a mount
Brisbin Cornish-British     Cornish-British brez or brys, a judgment, a trial at law, and ban, a hill, a mount
Broster Cornish-British     Cornish-British Greatness, majesty
Burlase Cornish-British     Cornish-British The green summit or top
Cairn Cornish-British     Cornish-British A circular mound of stones
Carwin Cornish-British     Cornish-British caer, a castle, and win or gwin, white
Cay Cornish-British     Cornish-British Kea, inclosure
Chickering Cornish-British     Cornish-British chi, a house, and cairne, a rock or stones
Clapp Cornish-British     Cornish-British Full of chat, tonguey
Colburn Cornish-British     Cornish-British The dry well, or the well on the neck of the hill
Coombs Cornish-British     Cornish-British A place between hills, a valley
Corwin Cornish-British     Cornish-British caer, a castle, and win or gwin, white
Foss Cornish-British     Cornish-British The entrenchment, moat, or ditch
Fry Cornish-British     Cornish-British A hill, a town or house on the most prominent part of a hill or eminence
Garrah Cornish-British     Cornish-British The top of the hill
Gilly Cornish-British     Cornish-British The wood or grove of hazel
Godolphin Cornish-British     Cornish-British Godol, a little valley, and phin or phince, springs
Golburn Cornish-British     Cornish-British The holy well
Gollah Cornish-British     Cornish-British The bottom, or low place
Golly Cornish-British     Cornish-British The bottom, or low place
Griffith Cornish-British     Cornish-British Cryf, Welsh, strong, and ffyd, faith
Hales Cornish-British     Cornish-British moor
Hoskins Cornish-British     Cornish-British Heschen or Hoskyn, the place of rushes
Howell Cornish-British     Cornish-British Houl, the sun
Keigwin Cornish-British     Cornish-British kei, a dog, and gwyn, white
Kennicot Cornish-British     Cornish-British Chennicat, a singer
Kiskey Cornish-British     Cornish-British Blessed, happy
Lambourne Cornish-British     Cornish-British Lambron, the inclosure of the round hill
Lamport Cornish-British     Cornish-British From lam or lan, a place, and port, a harbor
Landon Cornish-British     Cornish-British Lan, an inclosure, and dun, a hill or town
Lanyon Cornish-British     Cornish-British furzy inclosure
McWithy Cornish-British     Cornish-British son of the weaver
Molloy Cornish-British     Cornish-British The dusty or hoary mill
Neil Cornish-British     Cornish-British power, might
Nel Cornish-British     Cornish-British power, might
Orvis Cornish-British     Cornish-British place on or near an entrenchment
Pellyn Cornish-British     Cornish-British The distant pool
Pengilly Cornish-British     Cornish-British The head of the grove
Penn Cornish-British     Cornish-British The top of the hill
Pennant Cornish-British     Cornish-British From Pen, a head, and nant, a vale, or dingle
Pillings Cornish-British     Cornish-British The distant pool
Plympton Cornish-British     Cornish-British The town situated on the river Plym, in Devonshire, England
Radford Cornish-British     Cornish-British The fern way
Radland Cornish-British     Cornish-British The fern land
Radnor Cornish-British     Cornish-British The enclosure of ferns
Redden Cornish-British     Cornish-British A place of ferns
Reese Cornish-British     Cornish-British Pushing, violent; a strong or powerful man
Rheese Cornish-British     Cornish-British Pushing, violent; a strong or powerful man
Rodden Cornish-British     Cornish-British A place of ferns
Rowle Cornish-British     Cornish-British Rule, order, law
Scudmore Cornish-British     Cornish-British scoudh, or scuth, the shoulders, and mor, big, large
Sears Cornish-British     Cornish-British sair, a carpenter or sawyer
Sheldon Cornish-British     Cornish-British schell, a spring, and dene, a small valley
Skidmore Cornish-British     Cornish-British scoudh, or scuth, the shoulders, and mor, big, large
Stratton Cornish-British     Cornish-British The hill full of fresh springs
Stretton Cornish-British     Cornish-British The hill full of fresh springs
Trelawney Cornish-British     Cornish-British open town near the water
Tremaine Cornish-British     Cornish-British town on the shore or sea-coast
Trevelyan Cornish-British     Cornish-British Trevellyan, the town of the mill
Trevor Cornish-British     Cornish-British Trevear, the great town
Urran Cornish-British     Cornish-British From urrian, the border, boundary, or limit of a country
Venton Cornish-British     Cornish-British A spring well
Vickers Cornish-British     Cornish-British Vicar, a sovereign lord.
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