Wednesday, May 23, 2007

names from Clwyd Wales UK

"These pages of names have been created as an index to the various sources from which, over many years, I have collected surnames, unusual first names and the variations in their spelling. However, they are mainly from the printed Parish Registers of Clwyd, transcribed by volunteer members of Clwyd Family History Society.

To begin with I used Registers containing the baptismal year of 1812, which is the date to which the registers were first transcribed, and reached my target to include the indexes of all of these in the master index from which I am gradually uploading the information. Subsequent to this and as a result of my continuing fascination with names and their different spellings, many registers have been added with dates before, and now some transcribed beyond, 1812. Eventually I hope to cover all the printed registers containing baptisms, but it is not the intention to include patronymic indexes from the parish registers in these pages.

Experts may not always agree with the 'umbrella' name under which I have placed some of the first names/surnames but I take the
view that this is just an index and it is more important to be able to find the parish register reference number(s) for the name you are interested in.

In connection with frequently occurring surnames such as Jones, Edwards etc., references for these may not be included in full as the names appear in almost every register (+++ will indicate this) but examples giving the variations in spelling of the name will be shown.

References are cross-indexed where necessary and here and there, for added interest, you may find place names, the meaning of a name or information from a Commercial Directory.
A pre-symbol, eg *267 as opposed to 267, indicates that the reference is a first name, and the additional letters A+B+C etc. will refer to separate indexes within a register and occasionally a notitae list.

The intention is to begin inputting names in alphabetical order, but any request received for a particular surname will be dealt with
at the time of receipt.

I have also indexed, for my own use, a National Commercial Directory for South Wales (1835), as well as several of the English County ones (1828-1835), so it might be worth asking for any uncommon name as I may already have found it somewhere."

KEY PAGE with a list of sources

Clwyd Family History Society
The Society was founded in 1980, and now has more than 1300 members worldwide.

The Society is a member of the
Federation of Family History Societies - Google Search

The Society is a member of the
Association of Family History Societies of Wales - Google Search


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