Trannack (EN) / Trewedhennek (KW)

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Notes: 
The first two forms 1317 <braynek> and 1323 <breynek> were obscure. The shift from final <-ek> to <-ack> was an expected Middle to Late Cornish feature. A <Trewythynec> form from 1327 and 1342 was identified during the meeting and may be linked to Trannack. Other ‘Trannack’ names are found in St Allen, Sithney, St Erth and Sancreed. The <vr> in four of the historical forms were considered mistranscriptions of <w>.
Elements: 

tre

Meaning: 
farmstead
Elements notes: 
<tre> ‘farmstead’ + <gwedhennek> abounding in trees
Historic forms: 
Trevraynek 1317 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Trevreynek 1323 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Trewythynec 1327 (Pool, 1985) Trevranek 1334 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Trewethenec 1342 (Pool, 1985) Trevranek 1356 (Gover, 1948) Treronek 1523 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Trannack 1748 (Martyn, 1748) Trannack 1757 (*CRO, P133/12/1, 1757) (Bond, 2009) Trannack 1782 (*CRO, P133/5/1, 1782) (Bond, 2009) Trannick / Trethannick 1805 (Pool, 1985) Trannack 1818 (*CRO, P133/16b/1, 1818) (Bond, 2009) Trannack House 1824 (Newspaper, 1824) Higher Trannick 1842 (tenement)(CRO, TA/133, 1842) (Bond, 2009) Lower Trannick 1842 (tenement)(CRO, TA/133, 1842) (Bond, 2009) Middle Trannack 1842 (tenement) (CRO, TA/133, 1842) (Bond, 2009) Middle Trannick 1842 (tenement)(CRO, TA/133, 1842) (Bond, 2009) Trannack 1884 (Mr G Carter, 48 acres)(Symons, 1884) (Bond, 2009) Higher Trannack 1995 (OS 1995) Lower Trannack 1995 (OS 1995)