I'm very much enjoying looking at Cornish names, so here are some more. This time we look at the ancient parish of Madron. The names below are of women who lived and/or married in Madron during 1675 and 1810.
One of the most popular names in the list above, which appeared many times, was Paskes. The name derives from the Old French Pasque(s) and Latin Pascua, meaning Easter. In Middle English the name became Paskes or Pasche(s). It is unsurprising, therefore, that it was usually given to children born during the Easter period or to someone who had a connection to this time of the year.
Image: 'A Crown of Flowers' by Leon Jean Basile Perrault.