BRAYAfMedieval Cornish Medieval Cornish name which is said to be derived from Cornish bregh "brave; fine".
BREACAfMedieval Cornish (Latinized) Latinized form of Breage, from Cornish bregh "brave". The 5th-century Cornish saint Breage is also known as Breaca or Bray. Breage is also probably the source of the medieval Cornish name BRAYA.... [more]
CADOKmMedieval Cornish, History According to William of Worcester, writing in the fifteenth century, Cadoc of Cornwall was a survivor of the Cornish royal line at the time of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 and was appointed as the first Earl of Cornwall by William the Conqueror... [more]
DONYARTHmMedieval Cornish, History Donyarth (died 875) was the last recorded king of Cornwall. He was probably an under-king, paying tribute to the West Saxons. According to the Annales Cambriae, he drowned in 875. His death may have been an accident, but it was recorded in Ireland as a punishment for collaboration with the Vikings, who were harrying the West Saxons and briefly occupied Exeter in 876.
MEDGUISTLfMedieval Cornish Old Cornish name, in which the second element is Welsh gwystl "hostage" (Cornish cognate gostel). The first element may be Welsh medd "mead" (Cornish medh) or Welsh medd "power, authority".
MEREWENNEfMedieval Cornish, Celtic Mythology Merewenne is listed in the 12th-century Hartland list as one of the daughters of BRYCHAN. While she is sometimes considered identical with MORWENNA of Morwenstowe, another daughter of Brychan, Merewenne and the variants Marwyne and Merwenna appear in medieval records referring to the patron-saint of Marhamchurch near Bude (a church dating back to 1086 which is situated in north-east Cornwall).
PASCAfMedieval Italian, Medieval Cornish Derived from Latin pascha "(feast of) Passover". The Jewish Passover holiday often coincided with the Christian Easter holiday; this name was given to children born or christened on or near that holiday... [more]
TEDHAfHistory (Ecclesiastical), Medieval Cornish Cornish form of Tedda. This name was borne by a 5th-century virgin and saint in Wales and Cornwall. Early Latin records, however, mention the saint by the name Tecla (itself a form of the name THECLA borne by the first female martyr in Christianity) and consider her a companion of BREACA, while in Cornish sources, she was listed among the daughters of BRYCHAN, king of Brycheiniog in Wales... [more]