Last name: Angove

This interesting name, chiefly found in Cornwall, is of Celtic origin and is a compound of the definite article "an" i.e. "the", plus the Cornish "gov", a smith. The name is therefore occupational for a worker in metal and is widely recorded in church registers of that county from the mid 16th Century, (see below). On July 19th 1562 Alson Angove and Thomas Batten were married in Camborne, and on May 23rd 1566 William Anglove, an infant, was christened in Gwinear. On June 27th 1575 Kay Angove married a James Richards in Phillack and on November 12th 1581 Margeret Angove was christened in St. Keverne. In 1591 a George Angove was recorded in "The Cornish Wills Records". Earlier variants of the name minus the definite article have included Gough, Gow and Goff(e), the last mentioned form coming from the Old Cornish and Breton "goff", a smith. One, Betram Goffe, witness was recorded in "The Fine Court Rolls of Lincolnshire", dated 1208. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Rogger Angove, which was dated November 1st 1556, "The Marriage Register of Camborne", Cornwall, during the reign of Queen Mary, "Mary Queen of Scots", 1553 - 1558. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Dave Angove
And a welcome from a Cornish Angove - - Born in Redruth Women's Hospital, and spent my formative years in Illogan Wonderful place - simply wonderful

Kevin Jones
My Grandfather was W.J.Angove of Falmouth who had a family business of builders and undertakers. My Mother(his daughter)Joan,was an Angove before marriage and I have always been proud to be a direct descendent of the Angoves. Hi To all fellow Angoves!

Maddison Angove

I am an Angove too! Im unsure of my ancestry though, but i have been told it definitely has a celtic connection :) Anyone here from Sydney Australia ? There's only another Angove i know of (besides family) and that is the Angoves Winery, I don't think we are related though

Olive fowler nee angove
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