Contrasting Cornish surnames from places

Boswarthack or Boswarthick is a surname that I haven’t yet covered in either book or blog. It comes from a place in Constantine parish spelt Boswodek in 1330 and Bosvathek in 1519. This apparently meant a settlement by a water-course or stream. In the 1500s the distribution of the name Bosvathek (also spelt occasionally Boswathek) … Continue reading Contrasting Cornish surnames from places