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Brythonic in origin, the name of Ab adghan came from the rugged landscape of Wales. The name is from the personal name Adam. The surname Ab adghan features the distinctive Welsh patronymic prefixes ab- and ap-. The original form of the name was ab-Adam or ap-Adam, but the prefixes have been assimilated into the surname over the course of time and the overall spelling has sometimes been extensively altered.

Ab adghan Early Origins



The surname Ab adghan was first found in Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county, created in 1536 at the Act of Union with England, and located in Northeast Wales, where they could be found since ancient times.

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Ab adghan Spelling Variations


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Ab adghan Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Ab adghan has seen various spelling variations: Abadham, Abadam, Ab Adham, Ab Adam, Ap Adam and many more.

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Ab adghan Early History


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Ab adghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ab adghan research. Another 389 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1300, 1327, 1377 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Ab adghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ab adghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ab adghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ab adghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The Welsh migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Ab adghan: those who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.

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