Eppadman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Celtic name Eppadman was first used in the rugged landscape of Wales. This old, proud name is from the personal name Adam. The surname Eppadman 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 Eppadman family
The surname Eppadman 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 Eppadman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eppadman research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1300, 1327, 1377 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Eppadman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Eppadman 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 Eppadman has seen various spelling variations: Abadham, Abadam, Ab Adham, Ab Adam, Ap Adam and many more.
Early Notables of the Eppadman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eppadman family
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 Eppadman: those who migrated to North America before the 19th century and contributed to the development of a new society.
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