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michaelt4two@gmail.com Dec 14, 2013 9:14 am

Assimilation has occurred in my Cornish surname, Tremberth. The consituents of this name are tre (of tre, pol and pen), an (the indefinite article), and berth (as the original vowel may well  have changed, this could have one of several meanings). The changes are simple: Tre - an - berth changes to Tren - berth by loss of /a/, after which, in  my family's case as recently as the late 19th century, there is a further change, by assimilation, to Trem - berth. My grandfather was recorded as Trenberth in the 1881 census, as Tremberth in 1901.The name has remained largely unmodified in the US

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