AuthorRowlands, John, 1938-2013, author.
TitleThe surnames of Wales / John & Sheila Rowlands.
EditionUpdated & expanded.
PublishedBaltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Company, 2014.
Descriptionxix, 323 pages : color maps ; 23 cm
General NoteFirst time published in the United States.
'A godsend to historians' / Professor Prys Morgan -- front cover.
Bib. NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 288-296) , appendices, and indexes.
Formatted NoteContents: Introduction -- Welsh names and their origins -- Early surnames -- Patronymic naming: a survey of transition -- A survey of surnames -- Other works on distribution -- Glossary of surnames -- A survey of given names -- Glossary of given names -- Further uses of the surveys -- Migration, emigration and place of origin.
Summary NoteSummary: First published in 1996, The Surnames of Wales has long been regarded an indispensable guide to this most fascinating of verbal and historical minefields. This new updated and expanded edition seeks to dispel many of the myths which surround the subject and is illustrated by evidence taken from a survey involving more than 270,000 surnames found in parish records throughout Wales. In addition, it has been extended to cover given names, drawing upon examples recorded in ancient pedigrees and in more recent family history research.
Acq. Note SourcePurchase; WRHS Genealogical Committee, 2015.
Names, Personal.
Names, Personal -- Wales.
Wales -- Genealogy.
Other AuthorsRowlands, Sheila, author.
LC Card Number2014-947925
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: CS 2445 R883 2014
CA-1501715 c.1: LC class, open stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
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