Usage Medieval Scottish
Other Forms FormsCospatric
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 7/5/2014
Means "servant of Saint Patrick", derived from a Cumbric element meaning "servant" (cognate with Old Breton uuas, guas "servant" and Middle Welsh gwas "servant, vassal") combined with the name of the saint Patrick. This was borne by several earls of Dunbar in the 11th and 12th centuries.