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Welsh Patronymics

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This project is designed to establish links between various families of Welsh origin with patronymic style surnames. Because the patronymic system (father's given name as surname) continued until the 19th century in some parts of Wales, there was no reason to limit this study to a single surname. A Williams, for example, could just as easily be related to a Jones, Evans, or Roberts as another Williams in the direct male line.