Porthpean (EN) / Porthbian (KW)

Type: 
Hundred: 
Elements: 

bian

Meaning: 
little

porth

Meaning: 
cove, gate, harbour
Elements notes: 
<porth> 'cove, entrance, landing place' + bian 'small, little'
Historic forms: 
Porbichan c1270, Porthbyhan 1296, Portbian 1307, Porpighan 1337, 1339, Porpyghan 1364, Portpighan 1492.
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