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The surnames of Wales

John Rowlands

The surnames of Wales

for family historians and others

by John Rowlands

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Published by Federation of Family History Societies (Publications) in Birmingham .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Names, Personal -- Wales.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p186-191. - Includes index.

    StatementJohn & Sheila Rowlands.
    ContributionsRowlands, Sheila.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 217p. :
    Number of Pages217
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17424594M
    ISBN 101860060250
    OCLC/WorldCa59625865

    The latter place, recorded variously as Wales and Walis in the Domesday Book of , is so called from the Olde English "Walas", the Welsh, and is identical in origin with Wales, the country. Early examples of the surname include: Robert Waleis iof Norfork in the year , Amicia de Wales of Suffolk, in , and William Wailes of Lancshire.   The new book by John and Sheila Rowlands on The Surnames of Wales is a new and major contribution to this area. Other types of records that could go online to .

    The name Wales is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived near a stone-built wall. Wales is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary types of local surnames include topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Yale genealogy and history of Wales. The British kings and princes. Life of Owen Glyndwr. Biographies of Governor Elihu Yale.

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This is an OUTSTANDING resource for anyone doing Welsh research. It provides excellent background information on surname derivation, frequency, and geographic dispersal. Be sure to utilize their family origins prediction service described in the book which uses surname frequency to narrow your search.

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The Surnames of Wales, helps researches trace their ancestry by demystifying the origin of Welsh surnames. The book outlines the genesis of Welsh surnames, the distribution of common surnames throughout Wales, and the locality of less common names.

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An analysis of the geography of Welsh surnames commissioned by the Welsh Government found thatpeople in Wales, nearly 35% of the Welsh population, have a family name of Welsh origin, compared with % in the rest of the United Kingdom, % in New Zealand, % in Australia, and % in the United States.

A total of million. As a result of this creation of a modern sovereign state of England, fixed surnames became hereditary amongst the Welsh gentry, a custom which was slowly to spread amongst the rest of the Welsh people, although the patronymic naming system could still be found in areas of rural Wales until the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Summary: First published inThe Surnames of Wales has long been regarded an indispensable guide to this most fascinating of verbal and historical minefields. The updated and expanded edition of The Surnames of Wales contains four new chapters and several updated and expanded chapters, with information deriving from a survey involving more thansurnames found in parish records throughout Wales.

The central chapters include a comprehensive survey of Welsh surnames and an all-important glossary of surnames. This is the core of the work, as it provides the origins and history of surnames from the viewpoint of family history, and also shows the distribution and incidence of /5.

Ace— an English name found in the Doomsday Book that appeared in Wales c. Wace, Asse, Badham, Baddam. Adams— a biblical name common as a surname in England before Wales.

Adda is the popular Welsh version. Sep 2, - Title: The Surnames of Wales Authors: John & Sheila Rowlands Published:reprinted Type: soft cover Size: 5½ x 8½ Pages: ISBN: FRP Item #: GPC According to The Surnames of Wales, there are many myths and misconceptions about surnames in Wales.

How could there not be, when the ten most [. This is why John and Sheila Rowlands' book is so valuable in explaining in great detail how and why the pattern of surnames in Wales is so different from that of our neighbours in England.

Chiefly based on the patronymic system, it inevitably led to a large proportion of people in Wales having surnames such as Jones, Evans, Thomas, Hughes and.

First published inThe Surnames of Wales has long been regarded an indispensable guide to this most fascinating of verbal and historical minefields. Llandysul: Gomer with the National Library of Wales, Edition/Format: Print book: English: Second edition, updated and expandedView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Names, Personal -- Wales. Names, Personal. Wales. More like this: Similar Items. The updated and expanded edition of The Surnames of Wales book provides the reader with detailed insight into the origins and occurrence of common Welsh surnames, together with some consideration of those surnames that are associated with particular locales, thus helping to.

The history of Wales begins with the arrival of human beings in the region thousands of years ago. Neanderthals lived in what is now Wales, or Cymru to the Welsh people, at leastyears ago, while Homo sapiens arrived by ab BC.

However, continuous habitation by modern humans dates from the period after the end of the last ice age around BC, and Wales has many remains. Peoples Collections Wales. Go to the Peoples Collection. This site contains a collection of stories, photographs and documents donated by the people of Wales.

It can be searched by place. For more useful British websites see: 20 Totally Free UK Genealogy Sites. 50 Useful English & Welsh Genealogy Websites. Happy researching!. Books shelved as welsh-history: A History of Wales by John Davies, The Last King of Wales: Gruffudd ap Llywelyn, c.

by Michael Davies, The Revo.Welsh Genealogy. Research in Wales can be a challenge for several reasons not the least of which is so many families have the same surname. In addition to family surnames, place names are hard to track down.

Gaelic spellings and pronunciations for surnames and place names are intimidating and many have been anglicized over time causing even.Welsh law was only fully replaced by English statute under the Laws in Wales Acts – Following Henry VIII's break with the Catholic Church, most of Wales followed England in accepting Anglicanism.

Catholic attempts to counter this movement produced some of the earliest books printed in Welsh.