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Re: Where did the name come from!?
Posted by: Michael Kneebone Date: December 03, 1999 at 13:38:26
In Reply to: Where did the name come from!? by Katherine Kneebone of 358

Hallo Katherine

I too would be interested in any replies you may get to your enquiry. The only origin I have found was in a book of Cornish surnames which states: "Breakaway from Carnebone [spelt Carnebwen 1298 - hence Ebwen's rock-pile". I believe that Carn[e] was an old Cornish word for a pile of rocks or a small rocky hill. Perhaps we may hear from others on this subject.
Incidentally, I had an ancestor, a Tom Kneebone, who emigrated to Canada about a 100 years or so ago - could there be a connection with your father's family?
Michael Kneebone


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