Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Iorwerth (JK-1)

The name "Iorwerth" seems to be picked up by the family around this time in history. [It is the Welsh transliterated into English as Edward.]  He is again recorded as of "Llwyn-Onn".  His wife's name was given as Anne.

The genealogy as recorded by Nicholas demonstrates how Welsh names need to be understood as most likely intended.  The following figure shows the use of the name Iorwerth over three generations.

The grandfather of "Iorwerth" (JK-1) was named "Iorwerth fychan" (JI-1).  Many genealogist use the Welsh term "fychan" to mean "junior" [as the son of...etc..].   In the Welsh of this period it was used to mean "the smaller" or "the younger".  It does not mean that Iorwerth fychan (JI-1) was the son of a Iorwerth [His father was Jeuaf (JH-1).]  It would mean that there was another by the name Iorwerth in the area (or family), and that Iorwerth fychan (JI-1) was the smaller or younger of the two by that name.  Welsh adjectives were often incorporated into the name to separate folks from one another.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Gruffydd (JJ-1)

The next in line is Gruffydd (JJ-1).  This would be Griffith in the English. [dd = th ]  He is also identified as of Llwyn-Onn. 

His wife is recorded as of the last line of the "Prince of Powys".  Margaret (JJ-2) is her name.  The name Margaret becomes one of the most common names among my JONES family.  The next figure place some historical context to this period ca. 1170 - 1180 AD.

Gruffydd (JJ-1) would be born around 1150 AD.  He is shown as the son of Iorwerth fychan (JI-1), and the next in line is given.  A dating method is shown lower right for the generations "J", "K", and "L".  It is a sliding scale over lapping at 50 year intervals.  The name Gryffydd "Griffith" becomes one of those Welsh surnames yet to come.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Iorweth Fychan (JI-1)

The eldest son of Jeuaf (JH-1) was Iorweth Fychan (JI-1).  He is identified as the first of "Llyn onn".  This location is spelled various ways including "Llwyn Onn", "Llwynynn", and others.  There are two locations by this name, one being at Wrexham, and one being at Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd.  Both are connected to my JONES surname.  The figures below show the coding for Iorweth Fychan. [ Edward the younger, smaller.]

The figure below shows the relationship with the branch to the Eytyn (Eyton) family.

A picture of Llwynynn, near Ruthin is shown on p.374 of Nicholas, Vol. I. The name means "Ash Grove" and there is a song by this name.  Say hello to Iorweth Fychan (JI-1).