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kernowclimber
2010-11-05 22:41:25
Breage - and an Irish connection!
The parish and settlement of Breage is named after Saint Breaca, a missionary from Ireland (to whom the 15th century church is dedicated) and it is pronounced similarly to the way it would be in Irish, Jackill. Some of our place and family names are similar to those here: Brea is a common placename as in Carn Brea or the settlement of Brea, both near Redruth and the surname Bray (my maternal grandmother's maiden name) is also common, both meaning hill from the Cornish 'Bre'. Inch is another, being a corruption of the Cornish Enys, Innis or Ennis, meaning island or narrow/isolated neck of land. It was my g.grandmother's maiden name. Other names such as Carrick are the same in Irish and Cornish, meaning rock. Oliver Padel has published a comprehensive book of Cornish placename elements which makes for fascinating reading. My appreciation for the familiar landscape of my childhood deepened once I knew what the placenames meant in my own language. Dhmiriam, I agree, placenames are a vital and integral component that engenders our sense of place and we should ensure that they are passed on for posterity.
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