Surnames of Bodmin Moor

The list below contains the oldest names found in the Bodmin Moor parishes from 1540 onwards, and also other names chosen on the basis of their local frequency in the 1881 census data. Many of these names have spelling variants - if you have a spelling variant of a name listed (together with local ancestry!), please get in touch.

• Adams

• Allen

• Aunger

• Axworthy

• Barnecut

• Barret

• Barribal

• Bate

• Bawden

• Bennet

• Benney

• Berdinner

• Best

• Beswarrick, Beswerick

• Beswetherick

• Bettes

• Billing

• Bligh

• Bone

• Boney

• Borrow

• Bounday, Boundy

• Bray

• Broad

• Brown

• Buckler

• Budge

• Bunt

• Burnaford

• Burnard

• Caunter

• Cawrse

• Chapman

• Cheeseworth, Cheesworth

• Cleming, Clemings

• Clemo, Clemow, Clymo

• Coad, Coode

• Cock

• Cole

• Colling

• Colmer

• Congdon

• Coomb, Coombe

• Coppin

• Cornish

• Cornow

• Couch

• Courts, Courtes, Courtis, Cortis

• Cowling

• Cowls

• Crabb

• Crago

• Crapp

• Creeper

• Crowell, Crowells, Crowels, Crowle, Crowls

• Davy

• Dawe

• Deacon

• Dingle

• Dingley

• Doney, Dony

• Draydon

• Duance, Duence, Duens

• Elicot

• Eliott

• Even

• Ferritt

• Foote

• French

• Frost

• Fuidge

• Garland

• Geach

• Gill

• Goyens, Goyins

• Grylls

• Gumb, Gumbe

• Gynn

• Ham

• Hambley

• Hancocke

• Harfoot

• Harris

• Harvy

• Hatch

• Hawk, Hawke

• Hawken

• Hawkey

• Hayne

• Hender, Hendra

• Henwood

• Hicks

• Hill

• Hodge

• Honeycombe

• Hooper

• Hornabrook

• Hosken

• Hurdon

• Husband

• Isack

• Jane

• Jaspar, Jasper, Jesper

• Jeffery

• Jenkin

• Jewell

• John

• Joll

• Jory

• Keast

• Keat

• Kellow

• Kempe

• Kernicke

• Kitt

• Kitto, Kittow

• Knight

• Landrey, Landry, Laundrey, Laundry

• Lang

• Langdon

• Langson, Lanxon, Lanson

• Lean

• Libby

• Lobb

• Lucas

• Lyne

• Manaton

• Marten

• Masters

• Mathew

• May

• Meldern, Mildren

• Menhenick, Menheniot

• Michell

• Moyse

• Mutton

• Nattle, Nottle

• Nichols

• Niles

• Northey, Northy

• Oliver, Olver, Olphert

• Parkin

• Parnall

• Paull

• Pawley

• Pearce

• Pearn, Pearne

• Penberth

• Penny

• Pethick

• Pett

• Phillipps, Philp

• Polglase

• Polmeer

• Pomeroy

• Popplestone

• Pote

• Rawling

• Reed

• Remfry

• Rescorl

• Richards

• Rickard

• Roberts

• Robyns

• Rogers

• Roose

• Row

• Ruby

• Rundall, Rundle

• Runnalls, Runnells

• Saltern

• Sambells

• Sandercock, Saundercock

• Scott

• Sheer

• Shillaber

• Short

• Shovell

• Sibly

• Simons

• Skinnerd

• Sleeman, Sleman, Sliman

• Sleep, Sleap

• Sloggatt, Sloggett

• Smaley

• Smetheram, Smitherham

• Snell

• Speare

• Sprye

• Stanton

• Stephens

• Streeke, Strike

• Strout

• Sturtridge

• Sweet

• Tamblin, Tambling, Tamblyn, Tamline

• Taprill

• Taylor

• Ternouth, Trenouth

• Thomas

• Tink

• Tom

• Trayes, Trays, Treas, Treise

• Tregloin, Tregloyne

• Trehane

• Tretheway, Trethewey

• Trevain, Trevains

• Trevathan

• Truscott

• Venning

• Verran

• Vincent

• Vine

• Wadge, Wedge

• Walkey

• Warren

• Wearry, Weary, Wherry

• Webb

• Whale

• White

• Wilcock

• Williams

• Wills

• Wilton

• Wood

 

 

 

 

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