Trereife (EN) / Treruv (KW)

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Notes: 
Believed to actually mean ‘king’s farm’, not overlord. C.f. <tre> + <ruv> (king), where the element <ruv> is a variant of <ruw>. The <w> that appears in the 1302 form Trewruff was believed to be a mistranscription of <v>, or perhaps the Cornish <uu> which also sometimes meant <v>.
Elements: 

tre

Meaning: 
farmstead

ruv

ruw

Elements notes: 
<tre> ‘farmstead, settlement’ + <ruv> ‘king’ – variant of <ruw>
Historic forms: 
Treweruf 1201 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Treruf 1226 (Pool, 1985) Treruf 1281 (Gover, 1948) Trefruff 1284 (Weatherhill) Trevoref 1284 (Weatherhill) Treuref 1284 (Weatherhill) Treywf 1284 (Weatherhill) Trevruf 1284 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Treuref 1302 (Weatherhill) Trewruff 1302 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Treuruf 1302 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Trefruf 1321 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Trefref 1321 (Weatherhill) Trevref 1327 (Gover, 1948) Trevruf 1333 (Gover, 1948) Treffruf 1356 (Gover, 1948) Trewrerf c.1360 (Weatherhill) Trefrif c.1360 (Weatherhill) Trefruf 1368 (NA AR/1/379) Trevruff 1371 (Gover, 1948) Trefruf 1395 (Gover, 1948) Trefruf 1451 (Gover, 1948) Trevref c1480 (Gover, 1948) Trereif 1386-1558 (NA C 1/1514/28) Truruff 1386-1558 (NA C/1/1510/33-34) Ternyff 1580 (Weatherhill) Terrnyff 1580 (Weatherhill) Trereiffe 1588 (Pool, 1985) Trereefe 1657, 1787 (Weatherhill) Treruffe alias Trereife 1669 (Gover, 1948) (Pool, 1985) Trereeve 1670 (Weatherhill) Tereefe 1687 (Weatherhill) Tereeve 1687 (Weatherhill) Trereife blowing house / smelting house 1739 (Pool, The History of the Town and Borough of Penzance, 1974, p. 73) Treriefe – Nicholls Esq 1748 (Martyn, 1748) Treriefe 1757 (*CRO, P133/12/1, 1757) (Bond, 2009) Higher Treriefe 1757 (*CRO, P133/12/1, 1757) (Bond, 2009) South Treriefe 1757 (*CRO, P133/12/1, 1757) (Bond, 2009) Trereife 1782 (*CRO, P133/5/1, 1782) (Bond, 2009) Higher Trereife 1782 (*CRO, P133/5/1, 1782) (Bond, 2009) South Trereife 1782 (*CRO, P133/5/1, 1782) (Bond, 2009) Treeve 1787 (Weatherhill) Trereife 1838 (Gilbert, 1838) Trereife 1842 (tenement)(CRO, TA/133, 1842) (Bond, 2009) Trereife Barton 1842 (tenement)(CRO, TA/133, 1842) (Bond, 2009) Manor of Trereife 1842 (tenement)(CRO, TA/133, 1842) (Bond, 2009) Trereiffe 1884 (the seat of Charles D N Le Grice, Esq, JP, and 22 tenements)(Symons, 1884) (Bond, 2009) Trereife 1995 (OS 1995) Trereife Farm 1995 (OS 1995)