Author Topic: ELLIS NAME CHANGE  (Read 1815 times)

Offline lubbie

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ELLIS NAME CHANGE
« on: Monday 30 May 05 15:34 BST (UK) »
Can anyone please tell me why my ancestors surname changed from Thomas 1700's his son became Richard 1736 and his son became Ellis 1766

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Re: ELLIS NAME CHANGE
« Reply #1 on: Monday 20 June 05 10:41 BST (UK) »
That'll be the patronymic naming system at work.

Richard Thomas (son of Thomas XYZ) sons will be called:

Ellis Richard, who son in turn will be:

ABC Ellis.

For a detailed account:

http://www.s4c.co.uk/helachau/e_how_surnames1.shtml

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Stuck with:
William Williams of Llanllyfni
John Jones in Llanelli
Evan Evans in Caio
David Davies of Llansanffraid
Evans: Caio/Carms
Jones: CDG, DEN

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Re: ELLIS NAME CHANGE
« Reply #2 on: Monday 20 June 05 22:03 BST (UK) »
thanks thats been a great help thoght they may be hiding something ha ha