Welsh Submitted Surnames

Welsh names are used in the country of Wales in Britain. See also about Welsh names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
BEDDOE     Welsh
Variant of Beddow.
BEDDOW     Welsh
From the personal name Bedo, a pet form of Meredydd (see Meredith).
BETHEL     English, Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ithel "son of ITHEL".
BLEDIG     Welsh
"like a wolf"
BLIN     Welsh
The same as Blaen, a point, the inland extremity of a valley. Blin also signifies weary, troublesome.
BLOOD     Welsh
Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’.
BRAGG     English, Welsh
From a nickname for a cheerful or lively person, derived from Middle English bragge meaning "lively, cheerful, active", also "brave, proud, arrogant".
BREEZE     Welsh
Derived from the surname Breese, which came from the surname Rees.
BRODERICK     Irish, Welsh, English
Surname which comes from two distinct sources. As a Welsh surname it is derived from ap Rhydderch meaning "son of Rhydderch". As an Irish surname it is an Anglicized form of Ó Bruadair meaning "descendent of Bruadar"... [more]
BWYE     Welsh (Rare)
many of this name moved from south wales to india to work for the east india company around 1900's then came back to wales.
BYCHAN     Welsh
Proper, unanglicized form of Vaughan.
CADDICK     Welsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadog, a pet-form of Cadfael (a derivative of Welsh cad "battle").
CADOGAN     Welsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadwgan, literally probably "battle-scowler". Cadogan Estate is an area of Chelsea and Belgravia, including Cadogan Square, Sloane Street and Sloane Square, owned by the earls of Cadogan, descended from Charles Sloane Cadogan (1728-1807), 1st Earl Cadogan.
CALE     Welsh
Possibly derived from the River Cale. A famous barer of this name is Welsh musician John Cale (1942- ).
CAREW     Welsh
CHALLONER     French, Welsh
Derived from a town in France of the same name. This family derive their origin from Macloy Crum, of the line of chiefs in Wales, who resided several years in Challoner.
CLOYD     Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Clwyd.
CLWYD     Welsh
This indicates familial origin near the River Clwyd.
CONWAY     Welsh, Scottish, Irish
As a Welsh surname, it comes from the name of a fortified town on the coast of North Wales (Conwy formerly Conway), taken from the name of the river on which it stands. The river name Conwy may mean "holy water" in Welsh.... [more]
CORBETT     English, Scottish, Welsh
Nickname from Norman French corbet meaning 'little crow, raven'. This surname is thought to have originated in Shropshire. The surname was taken by bearers to Scotland in the 12th Century, and to Northern Ireland in the 17th Century.... [more]
DAYS     Welsh
Patronymic from the personal name Dai, a pet form of Dafydd, with the redundant addition of the English patronymic suffix -s.
DEE     Welsh, Irish, English, Scottish, Chinese (Latinized)
Welsh: nickname for a swarthy person, from Welsh du ‘dark’, ‘black’. ... [more]
DYE     English, Welsh
English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis. In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire. Welsh is also suggested, but 1881 and UK both show this as an East Anglian name - very few in Wales.
EDEVANE     Welsh, Cornish
A rare Welsh surname, believed to be of Cornish origin. This surname is made up of two elements. ‘Ed’ is not a shortened form of Edward, but derives from the ancient (Old English?) ‘ead’ meaning ‘prosperity’ and/or ‘happiness’... [more]
EDMUNDS     English, Welsh
Patronymic from the personal name Edmund (see Edmond).
ESAU     Welsh, German
From the Biblical personal name Esau, meaning ‘hairy’ in Hebrew (Genesis 25:25).
ESTES     Welsh, Spanish, English
a popular surname derived from the House of Este. It is also said to derive from Old English and have the meaning "of the East." As a surname, it has been traced to southern England in the region of Kent, as early as the mid-16th century.
FIRTH     English, Scottish, Welsh
English and Scottish: topographic name from Old English (ge)fyrhþe ‘woodland’ or ‘scrubland on the edge of a forest’.... [more]
FLOWER     Welsh
Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Llywarch, of unexplained origin.
FLUELLEN     Welsh
Anglicized form of Welsh Llewellyn.
FROST     Welsh
Originally spelled Ffrost (the double ff is a Welsh letter). The Welsh word ffrost refered to someone who is excessively bold or a brag, especially with regard to warrior feats. Edmund Ffrost signed his name this way on the ship's register of the boat which brought him to the Massachussett's Bay Colony in 1631... [more]
GADD     Welsh
Means "battlefield" in Welsh. Comes from the Welsh word gad which means battlefield.
GAINES     English, Norman, Welsh
English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.... [more]
GALE     Welsh
GITTENS     Welsh
Variant of GITTINGS.
GITTINGS     Welsh
From the Welsh personal name Gutyn, Guto, a pet form of GRUFFYDD, with the redundant addition of English patronymic -s.
GITTINGS     Welsh
Possibly a patronymic from a byname from Welsh cethin "dusky", "swarthy".
GLAS     Welsh
Nickname meaning "gray, green, silver-haired".
GLYNN     Welsh, Cornish
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Welsh glyn, Cornish glin, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
GOUGH     Welsh
Nickname for a red-haired person, from Welsh coch "red".
GRAVENOR     Welsh
meaning, "great hunter"
GREENWAY     Welsh
Derived from the given name Goronwy.
GRIFF     Welsh
Short form of Griffith.
GRIFFETH     Welsh
Altered spelling of Griffith.
GRIFFITHS     Welsh
Patronymic form of Griffith.
GUYNES     Welsh
Welsh. Derivitive of Gwynn. Modified in the 19th century when the family came to the United States.
GWILLIAM     Welsh
From the personal name Gwilym, Welsh form of William.
GWILLIAM     English, Welsh
The name Gwilliam originated in the country of Wales, while the name being rare most Gwilliams are found in areas of Wales whereas some moved to the forest of Dean and eventually to Yorkshire to find work as coal miners in the 20th Century... [more]
GWYTHER     Welsh
meaning, "victor" or "victory"
HANES     English, Welsh
variant spelling of Haynes.
HARRIS     Welsh
A combination of the Welsh adjective 'hy', meaning 'bold' or 'presumptuous' and the common Welsh personal name 'Rhys'. This surname is common in South Wales and the English West Country and has an official Welsh tartan... [more]
HAVERFORD     Welsh, English
Haverford's name is derived from the name of the town of Haverfordwest in Wales, UK
HAY     English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Frisian
Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye(Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin)... [more]
HENCE     German, English, Welsh
An American spelling variant of Hentz derived from a German nickname for Hans or Heinrich or from an English habitation name found in Staffordshire or Shropshire and meaning "road or path" in Welsh.
HOPLA     Welsh (?)
1st recorded Hopla.... [more]
HOWELLS     Welsh, English
Variant of Howell
HUMPHREYS     Welsh, English
Patronymic form of Humphrey. A famous bearer was Murray Humphreys (1899-1965), an American mobster of Welsh descent.
HUMPHREYS     English, Welsh
Variant of Humphries.
HUMPHRIES     English, Welsh
Patronymic from Humphrey.
IWAN     Welsh
Derived from the given name Iwan.
JENKS     Engish, Welsh
English (also found in Wales) patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jenk, a back-formation from Jenkin with the removal of the supposed Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -in.
JOINES     Welsh
While the ancestors of the bearers of Joines came from ancient Welsh-Celtic origins, the name itself has its roots in Christianity. This surname comes from the personal name John, which is derived from the Latin Johannes... [more]
KENYON     English, Welsh
Kenyon is a surname from Wales meaning "a person from Ennion's Mound"
KIDWELL     Welsh, English
The origins of this surname are uncertain, but it may be derived from Middle English kidel "fish weir", denoting a person who lived by a fish weir or made his living from it, or from an English place called Kiddal, probably meaning "Cydda's corner of land" from the Old English given name Cydda and halh "nook or corner of land".
LLEWYS     Welsh
Original Welsh form of "Lewis" used by the former Royal Family of Wales. Most people with the surname "Lewis" derive from the Royal Family. Very few people still have the surname "Llewys," but it is not unheard of.
MADDOCKS     Welsh
Variant of Maddox.
MADDUX     Welsh
Variant of Maddox.
MANEELY     Welsh
A Welsh surname derived from 'map Neely' or 'son of Neely'
MATTHIAS     German, Dutch, English, Welsh, Greek
German and Dutch: from the personal name Matthias (see Matthew).... [more]
MCHALE     Irish, Welsh
From the Irish Mac Céile, a patronymic from the byname Céile, meaning "companion." This was the surname of a Mayo family, tenants of church lands. ... [more]
MELINYDD     Welsh (Archaic)
A byname meaning "miller."
MEREDITH     Welsh
From the personal name Maredudd. In Welsh the stress is on the second syllable. The Old Welsh form is Morgetiud, of which the first element may mean "pomp, splendor" and the second is iudd "lord".
MIKEL     English, Scottish, Welsh, Russian
Mikel is another form of MICHAEL,... [more]
MOSS     English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish
English and Welsh: from the personal name Moss, a Middle English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses. ... [more]
MOXLEY     English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish
From the name of a minor place in the West Midlands.
MOYLE     Cornish, Welsh
Cornish and Welsh: descriptive nickname meaning ‘bald’, from Cornish moyl, Welsh moel.
NARAMOR     English, Welsh
Naramor, also Narramore or Naramore, is a corruption of Northmore, and has Welsh/English background. "More North"
PEMBROKE     Welsh
Habitual surname for someone from Pembroke, a town in Wales.
PENROSE     Cornish, Welsh
Originally meant "person from Penrose", Cornwall, Herefordshire and Wales ("highest part of the heath or moorland"). It is borne by the British mathematician Sir Roger Penrose (1931-).... [more]
PERKIN     English, Welsh
"Variant of Surname Perkins "
PEW     Welsh
From Welsh ap Hew or ap Hugh "son of Hugh" (see Pugh). A fictional bearer is Blind Pew, the blind pirate in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' (1883).
POLING     English, Welsh
Altered form of Bolling, possibly also of Bollinger or Pollinger.
PREECE     Welsh (Anglicized), English
Variant of PRICE. From Welsh ap Rhys meaning "son of RHYS". ... [more]
PRIVETT     French, English, Welsh (?)
French, from the given name Privat (see PRIVATUS). Also an English habitational name from a place so named in Hampshire, derived from Old English pryfet "privet".
PUMFREY     Welsh
Variant of Pumphrey.
PUMPHREY     Welsh
From Welsh ap Umffrey meaning "son of Humphrey".
RHODERICK     Welsh
Variant of Roderick.
RIES     Welsh
RODERICK     Welsh
Anglicized form of the personal name Rhydderch, originally a byname meaning "reddish brown".
SCURLOCK     Welsh, Irish
Obscure, probably derived from 'ystog', a Welsh word meaning 'fortress'
THOMASON     Welsh, English, Swedish (Rare)
Means "son of Thomas".
WEALE     Welsh
A Welsh name, quite rare.
WILIAMS     Welsh
Variant of Williams.
WOLF     English, German, Danish, Norwegian, Jewish, Scottish, Irish, Swedish, Dutch, Welsh, Flemish
From the Old English & German wulf and other Germanic cognates, all meaning 'wolf, wild dog'. (Swedish, Norwegian & Danish ulv, Scots wouf, Yiddish volf & Dutch wolf)... [more]
WOOSENCRAFT     Welsh
though this surname has an exotic look & attracts legends, it has it's origins in the Lancashire place name Wolstencraft, from elements Wulfstan (personal name) + croft ("enclosure")
WYNN     Welsh, English
The surname Wynn ,(also spelled Winn, and Gwynn), is derived from the Welsh element, Gwynn, which can loosely be translated as "white" or "fair". It features in the name of the North Welsh kingdom of Gwynedd, (meaning "white head" or "white land")... [more]
YORATH     Welsh
Derived from the Welsh given name Iorwerth.
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