Eppadghan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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A product of the ancient Brythonic Celts of Wales, the name Eppadghan, is from the personal name Adam. The surname Eppadghan 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.
Early Origins of the Eppadghan family
The surname Eppadghan was first found in Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales, created by the Laws in Wales Act 1536.
Early History of the Eppadghan family
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Eppadghan Spelling Variations
Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Eppadghan has occasionally been spelled Abadham, Abadam, Ab Adham, Ab Adam, Ap Adam and many more.
Early Notables of the Eppadghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eppadghan family
In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Eppadghan those who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.
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