An Introduction to Cornish Onomastics

Onomastics is the study of names and the process of naming, and anthroponomastics is the study of personal names, as generally applied to people (anthroponyms), and may be used in order to identify the origin of names, or identify ethnic minorities within wider populations. Onomastics relates more to the analysis of names and naming, but it relies completely on the ability to recognise names when they occur on monuments or in manuscripts, and then record them accurately. Without the work of epigraphists and philologists, there would be no study of historical onomastics.

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