At 09:24 PM 5/10/99 +1000, Mike wrote:
>>"migration"? Funny how I doubt you'd use such a tame word if we were
>>discussing English surnames in Wales :)
>That's very true. "Colonisation", "conquest" and "invasion" are not words
>which do justice to what the Welsh have done in Ireland, and vice-versa.
Talking about the Welsh, I am chasing up background information on the
North Wales/Lancashire/Cumberland area. It seems that following the
Black Plague of the mid-1300s, Plantagenet was weakened sufficiently
for Lancaster to assert its rights, until York intervened with its own
Therein perhaps origin of the surnames Rose, Roson, Rosen, etc.
Such nonsense pulled up finally by Tudor - Tewdr. South Wales? Leaving
the North Country to those houses which became known as Reivers.
But all such houses actually of Norman descent and inclination, merely
intermarried with Welsh and taking their lineages from those places.
Coherent discussion please.