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Welsh names

Posted: 5 Nov 2012 11:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
In old Welsh names,pre 1600,children had no second name as such, they were know by who their father was.David son of James or Gwen daughter of James. In Welsh this was ap for son of and ferch for daughter of, therefore Owain ap Hywel or Angharad fersh Maredudd ( the single welsh f is pronounced as an English v and the double ff as an English f. The Surname was in fact the familyname from the family's origin. ie Rhodri ap Hywel of Gwynedd.The double dd is pronounced as English th

Re: Welsh names

Posted: 7 Nov 2012 5:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Nov 2012 6:02PM GMT
What is the purpose of this posting? Are you asking for help? Or are you attempting to teach us patronymics? If so, there are plenty of excellent (and more detailed) articles available on line, try:

http://www.clwydfhs.org.uk/miscellanea/patronymics.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northwest/sites/familyhistory/pag...


Re: Welsh names

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 3:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
MEEE-OWWWW!! who let the cats out. I had been looking for several hours for a simple answer to my query as to who my great x several grand aunt versh was as I have no family record of such a person. this note solves my problem. Or are newcomers supposedf to find answers difficult and time consuming. Leaving just you old hands to use this system. If this is the type of answer from ancestry members I think I'll try find my past at least they are friendly and not bitchy.

Re: Welsh names

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 1:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, probably a good idea, our standards are much higher here.

Re: Welsh names

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 1:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Talk about an attitude problem! Like many forums we have our own jerks too.
Yes, I have run into "verch" and "ferch" in reference to females and "ap" with males. Sometimes they are separate from the next name and sometimes attached to the next name. According to a web page on Welsh names that I read it should be "verch", not capitalized and separated from the next name.
Now, that wasn't difficult and the person in the original post has an answer instead of an attitude.

Terry
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