Clwyd Family History Society
WELCOME TO 'CLWYD SURNAMES'
or Names found in
North East Wales
Surnames and unusual first names beginning with:
DAVIES Marriages EDWARDS
Marriages EVANS Marriages JONES Marriages LLOYD Marriages
This master index contains
all of the surnames and many of the more unusual first names
found in the parish register transcriptions of Clwyd (Denbighshire and
Flintshire in North Wales) listed on my 'Key'
link above. The general intention is to indicate
in which parish any of the names may be found.
will find that in these pages there are some first names and
surnames which are not shown in the printed transcription
because in some of the transcriptions the first names of parents,
and first names/surnames of fathers of illegitimate children, and in
some cases witnesses to marriages, were not
included in the original index although they are to be found in the
body of the transcription.
The original parish registers
were transcribed and indexed by volunteer members of
Clwyd Family History Society, the results printed
and are for sale by the Society.
I have cross-indexed references where it
be helpful and here and there, for added interest, you will find place
names and/or the meaning of a name. Where there are not yet first names
with any of the
reference numbers, on request I can put them in fairly quickly and
upload to the website. If you cannot find
of the entries referred to herein, in a transcription which you hold, please let me know
and I will provide the page number. I would suggest that
when researching any
particular name you take one
parish at a time and put everything into date order disregarding the
various spellings to begin with.
Experts may not
always agree with the 'umbrella'
under which I have placed some of the entries but I feel it
important to be able to identify the parish register(s)
for the name in which you are interested.
The Index of Welsh Wills proved at
Chester 1545-1858 is also included,
from some National
Commercial Directories and reference books.
is my sincere hope that these pages, which have been added to
almost every day since February 2007, will become a regularly used
tool to aid research in the Clwyd area, and my grateful thanks must go to my 'technical
adviser', my son Duncan,
whom the pages may never have become airborne!
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Jill Rose (Clwyd FHS Member No. 203)
A Bibliography to sources other than Parish Registers may be found at
the end of Page Z.
Achau' is the quarterly journal of the Clwyd Family History Society,
membership subscription UK/EC £15 p.a., overseas members £25 p.a.
Further information may be found on the Clwyd FHS website - link at the top of this page.
The Clwyd FHS Resource Centre is at Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham LL14 3AL. Tel: 01978 814924.
hours: Tuesdays 10-7; Thursdays 10-4; Saturdays 10-2 (apart from Bank
Holiday weekends). Non-members may join at the door.
of all the transcribed and printed parish registers, as well as many
other publications, may be seen on the open shelves at the Centre
and used for research.
For post-1837 research in the area visit the North Wales BMD website.