The origins of the Welsh
name Epadhan go back to those ancient Celts
known as the Britons
that once occupied the hills and Moors
. This old Welsh
surname is from the personal name Adam.
The surname Epadhan features the distinctive Welsh patronymic
The original form of the name was ab-Adam
but the prefixes have been assimilated into the surname over the course of time and the overall spelling has sometimes been extensively altered.
Early Origins of the Epadhan family
The surname Epadhan was first found in Denbighshire
(Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales
, created by the Laws in Wales
Early History of the Epadhan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Epadhan research.Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1300, 1327, 1377 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Epadhan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Epadhan 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 Epadhan has seen various spelling variations: Abadham, Abadam, Ab Adham, Ab Adam, Ap Adam and many more.
Early Notables of the Epadhan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Epadhan family to Ireland
Some of the Epadhan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Epadhan family to the New World and Oceana
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales
joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Epadhan: those who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.