Boskenna (EN) / Boskenow (KW)

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Elements: 

bos

Meaning: 
dwelling

Kenow

This refers to the name of a person: 
name
Elements notes: 
<bos> 'dwelling' + <Kenow> personal name - Cenau
Historic forms: 
Boskennou 1321 (Gover, 1948) Boskene 1376 (Gover, 1948) Boskena 1503 (Pool, 1985) Boskenna 1705 (*CRO, P179/2/1/9, 1705) Boskenna 1844 (CRO, TA/23, 1844) Boskenna Farm 1844 (CRO, TA/23, 1844) Boskenna 1884 (late the seat of the Paynter family)(Symons, 1884) Boskenna Cliff 1887 (OS, 6”, 1887) Boskenna 1971 (site of ancient crosses)(Russell, 1971, p83) Boskenna Cross 1979 (site of non-extant stone cider mill)(Robertson and Gilbert, 1979, p35)