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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Aylmer Welsh               Welsh Allmor a valley or dale
Bant Welsh               Welsh A high place
Beddau Welsh               Welsh Rhos-y Beddau, the heath of the graves
Bevan Welsh               Welsh Ap Evan, or Ivan, the son of John
Bickersteth Welsh               Welsh bicra, to fight, to bicker, and steth, a corruption of staff, used for tilting or skirmishing
Bigalow Welsh               Welsh Bygglu, signifies to hector, to bully
Blaney Welsh               Welsh Bluenae, the inland extremity of a valley
Blin Welsh               Welsh Blaen, a point, the inland extremity of a valley
Bowen Welsh               Welsh Ap Owen, the son of Owen
Breese Welsh               Welsh Ap Reese, the son of Reese
Brice Welsh               Welsh Ap Rice, the son of Rice
Bryce Welsh               Welsh Ap Rhys, the son of Rhys or Rhees
Bryn Welsh               Welsh A mountain
Budd Welsh               Welsh Thrift, gain, riches, victory
Buel Welsh               Welsh A herd of cattle
Burtis Welsh               Welsh Bwrdais, a burgess
Cadd Welsh               Welsh War
Caddock Welsh               Welsh cadoc, cattwg, &c -cad, battle, war + awg, keenness
Cadell Welsh               Welsh Warlike
Cader Welsh               Welsh A keep, fortress, or strong-hold
Cadick Welsh               Welsh cadoc, cattwg, &c -cad, battle, war + awg, keenness
Cadle Welsh               Welsh Warlike
Cadogan Welsh               Welsh cad, battle, and gwg, fierce
Cadwallader Welsh               Welsh cad, battle, and gwaladr, a leader
Cadwallider Welsh               Welsh cad, battle, and gwaladr, a leader
Caeth Welsh               Welsh A captive
Caldecote Welsh               Welsh Colcoit, the neck of the wood
Caldicot Welsh               Welsh Colcoit, the neck of the wood
Caldicott Welsh               Welsh Colcoit, the neck of the wood
Call Welsh               Welsh Prudent, discerning, cunning trickish
Canon Welsh               Welsh The river Taf or the singing river
Cardew Welsh               Welsh caer, a fort + du, black
Cardiff Welsh               Welsh Caerdydd - caer, a fort
Carew Welsh               Welsh Caer, castle or fort, and ew, water
Carne Welsh               Welsh a heap of stones
Carnes Welsh               Welsh a heap of stones
Chown Welsh               Welsh cun, a leader,chief
Chowne Welsh               Welsh cun, a leader,chief
Coffin Welsh               Welsh Cyffin, signifies a boundary, a limit, a hill
Colbern Welsh               Welsh Colbrin, the hazel-hill
Colley Welsh               Welsh Coll-lle, the place of hazel
Coote Welsh               Welsh Coed, a wood
Cootes Welsh               Welsh Coed, a wood
Coots Welsh               Welsh Coed, a wood
Cordlan Welsh               Welsh Corddlan, a hamlet
Corning Welsh               Welsh cornyn, a small horn, or the place of winding or turning
Corse Welsh               Welsh A fen, a wet meadow
Cotton Welsh               Welsh Cwtton, the cottage hill
Coutes Welsh               Welsh Coots/Cootes, Coed, a wood
Coutts Welsh               Welsh Coots/Cootes, Coed, a wood
Crammond Welsh               Welsh caer, a fort + amuin/amhuin, afon, a river
Cramond Welsh               Welsh caer, a fort + amuin/amhuin, afon, a river
Crandell Welsh               Welsh kren, round, or cran, wood; and dal, or dol, a vale
Crothers Welsh               Welsh A harper, a musician; from crwth, a harp
Crowther Welsh               Welsh A harper, a musician; from crwth, a harp
Cyncad Welsh               Welsh commander of the battle
Darwin Welsh               Welsh Derwin, an oak
Dennant Welsh               Welsh nant, a ravine, brook
Dibdin Welsh               Welsh Dib, a slope, sloping ground, and din, a fortified hill
Dibin Welsh               Welsh A clough, a cleft in a hill; from dibyn
Dillon Welsh               Welsh Dillyn, handsome, gallant, brave, fine
Dimmock Welsh               Welsh David, the son of Madoc
Dimock Welsh               Welsh David, the son of Madoc
Dinsmor Welsh               Welsh Dinas, fort, city, or walled town, and mawr, great, large
Dolbeer Welsh               Welsh Dolbyr, the short vale
Dole Welsh               Welsh Dowyll, shady, dark
Dowell Welsh               Welsh Dowyll, shady, dark
Dryden Welsh               Welsh Drwydwn, broken nose
Dymock Welsh               Welsh David, the son of Madoc
Erwin Welsh               Welsh Erwyn, very fair, white
Evans Welsh               Welsh John
Floyd Welsh               Welsh brown, gravy, hoary
Frost Welsh               Welsh Ffrost, a brag
Garth Welsh               Welsh A hill or promontory
Gibbon Welsh               Welsh Guiban, a fly
Givens Welsh               Welsh A smith
Goff Welsh               Welsh Gof, a smith
Gower Welsh               Welsh Gwyr, a place in Glamorganshire
Gualt Welsh               Welsh A bush of hair
Guey Welsh               Welsh Gwiw, good, excellent
Guinee Welsh               Welsh Gwyn, white
Gurdin Welsh               Welsh gwrdd, strong, and dyn, a man
Gurr Welsh               Welsh man or husband.
Gwynne Welsh               Welsh Gwyn, white
Hal Welsh               Welsh moor
Hale Welsh               Welsh moor
Hallam Welsh               Welsh Hall, salt, and ham, a house or village
Halpen Welsh               Welsh The head of the moor or salt river
Hanford Welsh               Welsh hen, old, and ford, a way
Hanham Welsh               Welsh Hen, old, and Saxon, ham, a town
Hascall Welsh               Welsh hasg, a place of rushes, or sedgy place, and hall or hayle, a moor
Haskell Welsh               Welsh hasg, a place of rushes, or sedgy place, and hall or hayle, a moor
Hayle Welsh               Welsh moor
Hedd Welsh               Welsh Hekker, a hedger
Helling Welsh               Welsh Hellan, elms
Helmer Welsh               Welsh Hellan, elms
Heron Welsh               Welsh hero
Hoag Welsh               Welsh Low in stature, small
Hoe Welsh               Welsh A state of rest, a stay
Hogg Welsh               Welsh Low in stature, small
Hone Welsh               Welsh Hoen, joy
Hurd Welsh               Welsh Hurdh, a ram
Kenyon Welsh               Welsh Ceinion, beautiful
Ladd Welsh               Welsh Lladd, to destroy
Lamma Welsh               Welsh Llamu, to skip, leap, jump
Lander Welsh               Welsh Llandir. Glebe lands belonging to a parish church, or land containing mineral ore
Leavenworth Welsh               Welsh Llyvngwerth, the smooth, level farm, castle or court, or the worth or place on the river Leven
Levenworth Welsh               Welsh From leven, the open or bare place, and worth, a farm, castle, or mansion
Lhuyd Welsh               Welsh Gray or brown
Livermore Welsh               Welsh lleufer, a light, and mawr, great
Llary Welsh               Welsh Mild, easy
Lloyd Welsh               Welsh Gray or brown
Lommis Welsh               Welsh lom, bare, naked, exposed, and maes, a field, a name of place
Loomis Welsh               Welsh lom, bare, naked, exposed, and maes, a field, a name of place
Losce Welsh               Welsh Gaelic, Loisg, to burn
Lusk Welsh               Welsh Gaelic, Loisg, to burn
Maban Welsh               Welsh A child, a bairn
Maddock Welsh               Welsh mad, good, and oc or og, the same as the termination y or ous in English
Mannering Welsh               Welsh Mesnil or Maenol, a farm
Manwaring Welsh               Welsh Mesnil or Maenol, a farm
Masten Welsh               Welsh A place or house inclosed, from Maes, a field, and din, inclosed, fortified
Mather Welsh               Welsh Madur, a benevolent man
Medcaf Welsh               Welsh midd, inclosed, and caf, a cell, a religious house
Mehin Welsh               Welsh Mochyn, a pig
Menai Welsh               Welsh a strait which divides the island of Anglesea from the coast of Wales
Metcalf Welsh               Welsh medd signifies a vale, a meadow, and caf, a cell, a chancel, a church
Minturn Welsh               Welsh min, stones, and turn, a round, a circle
Moelyn Welsh               Welsh Bald-pate
Monk Welsh               Welsh mon, sole, separate, alone
Moody Welsh               Welsh Meudwy, an anchorite, a recluse, hermit, a monk
Moon Welsh               Welsh mwyn, mines
Morris Welsh               Welsh Mawr and rys, a hero, a warrior, a brave man
Mostyn Welsh               Welsh Maes, a field, and din, inclosed, fortified
Nefis Welsh               Welsh Nwyfus, sprightly
Paisley Welsh               Welsh From Plas, a pass, and lli, a stream
Parry Welsh               Welsh Ap Harry, the son of Harry
Pennyman Welsh               Welsh Pen-y-mon, the top of the mountain
Pennymon Welsh               Welsh Pen-y-mon, the top of the mountain
Powell Welsh               Welsh Ap Howell, the son of Howell
Powers Welsh               Welsh son of Power
Prescot Welsh               Welsh town in England
Price Welsh               Welsh Ap Rice, the son of Rice
Prichard Welsh               Welsh Ap Richard, the son of Richard
Rawley Welsh               Welsh Rhawlaw, a vicar
Rice Welsh               Welsh Rys
Ringgold Welsh               Welsh Rhingol, a cleft, cliff, or steep bank
Siddons Welsh               Welsh syddyn, a farm
Tappan Welsh               Welsh The top of the hanging rock
Tew Welsh               Welsh Fat, a corpulent person
Toby Welsh               Welsh Thomas
Vaughan Welsh               Welsh Vychan, little, small in stature
Winne Welsh               Welsh The same as Gwynne, white
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