Cornish Migration Patterns

This seminar paper details the evidence base for describing names as being of Cornish origin.  With reference to Falmouth and Camborne electoral constituency and the Truro postal area, the article draws on data from 1881 and 1998.  The author differentiates between names that are highly localised within the region and names that are more broadly common to the wider region of the whole of Cornwall.

The paper also demonstrates how name origins can be used to link migration patterns in Britain with the historical decline in the fortunes of the tin mining industry.

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