Welsh Surnames

Common Welsh Surnames


ap = son of

Ace an English name found in the Doomsday Book that appeared in Wales c. 1293. Wace, Asse, Badham, Baddam.
Adams a biblical name common as a surname in England before Wales. Adda is the popular Welsh version. Adda, Athoe, Atha, Batha, Bathoe.
Adda Welsh version of the name Adams. Athoe appears in south Pembrokeshire. Batha and Bathoe derive from Welsh ab added to Adda. Athoe, Atha, Batha, Bathoe.
Ajax found only in one part of Cardiganshire, and seems to belong to only one family.
Alban from the name of the first British Christian martyr; first appeared in Pembrokeshire, spreading to Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, and Glamorgan.
Allen an English surname brought by Norman invaders, and comes from the forename Alan. Common in England and Wales by 1853.
Andrew from the disciple; not common in Wales, found in southeast Wales and Powys Fadog. Bandra, Bandrew.
Anthony from the Roman name Antonius, and the name of an early saint. Found sparsely in south Wales.
Anwyl derived from the Welsh word annwyl "beloved, dear, or favorite child". Found in north Wales. Anwell, Anwill, Annoil.
Arthur from the legendary King Arthur; became popular as a personal and surname after Henry VII named his eldest son.
Ashton first appears in the early 7th C. in Trefeglwys. Ashe, Aston, Ash.
Astley from an English placename adopted by the Welsh. Records first show the name Asteley in 1574 Montgomeryshire.
Augustus from Latin augustus "great" or "magnificent". Not widespread in Wales.
Austin an English surname derived from Middle English name Augustine; common in Powys and southeast Wales in the 15th C. Records show an Austen ap David in 1574 Montgomeryshire. Mainly found along the coast of south Wales from Carmarthen to Chepstow. Austen.
Awbrey Welsh adaptation of Norman name de Alberico, who arrived in Wales shortly after the Conquest. Records show two prominent families, the Awbreys of Abercynrig, and of Ynyscedwin. Aubrey, Obray.

Bach "small" or "little"; a variation of Baugh.
Bamford from a placename in Derbyshire and Lancashire; brought to Wales by John Bamford of Derbyshire, and settle in Llangurig in 1576. Bampford, Bamforth, Bumfort, Bumford, Boundford, Bumpford.
Barry from ap Harry "son of Harry".
Baskerville from Britain during the Conquest with Normans from Boscherville; long used on the border of England and Wales. Basketfield.
Bateman first used as a personal name; from the name Bartholomew, often shortened to Bate or Batte. The man addition means "servant of".
Baugh derived from bach "small" or "little". Rare in Wales, more common across the border into England. Bach, Beach, Batch.
Bebb listed in records back to 1596. Families with the name immigrated to the USA. A descendant, William Bebb (1802-1873) was an Ohio governor. Bebbe, Babb, Babbs, Bibb, Bibbs.
Bedward "son of Edward". Bedwards.
Beedle possibly derived from Middle English word bedele "town crier"; or a placenames of Bedwell in Hertfordshire Essex, and Bidwell in Bedfordshire, Devon, Northamptonshire and Somerset.
Belth rare surname deriving from the Welsh placename Buallt or Builth. Bealth, Buelth, Belt.
Benbow an English surname from the word bendbow "archer"; it moved into Wales from the midlands. Believed that all Welsh families can trace their ancestry to William Bendbowe (b. c. 1510) in Prees, Shropshire. Benbough.
Bengough from two words pen "head" + gough or coch "red". Bangough.
Benjamin biblical name used as a surname in Wales after the Reformation.
Bennett probably originated with the 6th C. St. Benedict.
Bevan derived from ap "son of".
Beynon derived from Welsh name ab Eynon, which comes from einion "anvil". Widely in use by the 13th C. and concentrated in west Carmarthenshire, west Glamorgan, Pembrokeshire, and Radnorshire. Beinon, Bennion, Baynham, Beynam, Bunyan, Beynon, ab Onion (a variant of Eynon).
Bidder from an English surname, probably meaning "a bidder", or someone who tells assemblies of people when to stand. Other sources say it means "beggars". 1292 records show an Iduan ap Budu. Byther, Bydder, Byddir, Buddyr.
Blackwell from an English placename, it probably came to Wales with families who can be traced to Derbyshire.
Blayney derived from Welsh placenames blaenau "uplands," and blean "a river source". May be connected with Castle Blayner in Ireland. The name changed to Blayney in the 16th C. Blaeny.
Bonner 13th C. records show the personal name ab Ynyr, from the Latin name Honorius. Eventually, it changed to a surname rhyming with "honor". Bunner, Bunna, Binner, Bunnell, Binnell.
Bonsall came to Wales with Derbyshire lead miners; Thomas Bonsall of Bakewell in Derbyshire came to Cardiganshire in the late 8th C.
Boulter- an English surname deriving from a word meaning "someone who makes bolts". Bolt, Bolter.
Bound probably from "bondsman", or the Old Danish personal name Bundi. Bond, Bounds, Bownd.
Bowdler originated with an old Shropshire family and mainly found in along the border in middle Wales.
Bowen derived from ab Owen or Owain, "son of Owen". It's spread through Wales, except in Anglesey in Caernarfonshire.
Bown a variant of Bowen; or derived from Bohun or Boon.
Brace from Welsh bras "fat".
Breese possibly derived from the name ap Rhys or Rees; or from Norfolk and Yorshire, England, deriving from Old English word breosa "gadfly". Bryste, Bryse, Breeze (brees).
Brigstocke from an English placename in Northamptonshire, it came to Wales through marriage when John Brigstock of Surrey married Morris Bowen of Llechdwnni's daughter in 1626. Brigstock, Brickstock, Bridgestock.
Brooks from an English surname meaning "one who lives at the brook". It is found mainly along the English border. Brook, Brooke.
Brown from Old English brun "brown hair or skin". Common in both Wales and England in 1853. Late 13th C. records list the variants Bron, Broun, Brun.
Bufton from an Old English word meaning "upon the hill".
Bulkeley ancestry traced to northeast Cheshire, and was established in Anglesey and Conwy before 1450.
Button derived from either "one who makes buttons" or a nickname for someone with a wart or growth.
Bythell variant of Ithell, "son of Ithell".

Caddock from the personal name Badog. A St. Cadog (aka Caedfael) lived in the 5th C. Caddick.
Cadogan modern spelling derived from the Old Welsh name Cadwgan. Some of the families may have had Irish roots. Carduggan, Cardigan, Gudwgan, Duggan, Kduggan.
Cadwalader derived from personal name Cadwaladr, from cad "leader" + gadwaldr "battle". Coedwallider, Cadwaladr, Walliter.
Cantington from an English placename, and appeared mainly in Pembrokeshire.
Canton first recorded as Cemais with Anglo-Norman invaders. Descendants are related to the Coedcanlas family of 1670. Caunton, Caentwn.
Cardiff from the Welsh placename.
Cardigan from the Welsh placename, "one from Cardiganshire".
Carew from the Welsh placename.
Charles from the Latin name Carolus or possibly the Old English ceorl "man". Not popular until the Stewart kings took power, but appears in 15th C. records.
Christmas originally a male personal name given to a boy born near or on Christmas day.
Clayton "great"; probably brought with English settlers. Cleaton (CLEE-ton), Cletton.
Clement first popular as a personal name in England in the 12th C., but shows as an English surname in the 12th and 13th C's.; used in parts of Wales as a surname by the 15th C.
Clocker a Cornish surname that came to Wales with lead mining families pre-1800.
Clougher pronounced similar to Clocker; probably came to Wales with a family of stationer from Ireland, where it is a placename.
Cole either from Old English col "coal", or a diminutive of Nicholas. It came to the border counties from England with the Cole family; it eventually divided into three branches: Cole, Younge, and Mathias.
Connah from the Welsh family names Cwna and Cwnws. Cunnah.
Conway possibly from Ireland, where it means "wolf" or "hound of the plain". Conwy.
Coslett arrived in Wales c. 1568 with a man name Corslett, an ironsmith. Cosslett.
Craddock from the Welsh personal name Caradog, the same as the Latin version of Caractacus, which comes from the British name Caratacus. Mainly a surname in the English border counties, it only appears once in 15th C. records.
Crowther from the Welsh word crythor "a player of the crwth (an early fiddle)". The word also appears in Middle English as crouthes or croude.
Crunn from the Welsh word cron "round," but added to a personal name for description. It first appeared in the 17th C.
Cunnick variant spelling of Welsh surname Cwnic and personal name Cynog, and was the name of a saint in the 6th C. Connick, Cwnic, Cynog.

Daniel a biblical name and a form of the Welsh name Deiniol, and the name of a 6th C. saint. Possibly adopted under the English spelling in the post-Reformation era. Daniels.
David a biblical name adopted by early Welsh Christians; also the name of the patron saint of Wales, Dewi (David). The Latin version Davidus led to the Welsh versions Dewydd and Dewi, but Dafydd is use more. Dackins, Dafydd, Dai, Dakin, Davies, Davis, Daykyn, Deakyn, Dei, Dew, Dewi, Dewydd, Dyas, Dykins, Dyos.
Dawkins derived from Dafydd or David. A Thomas Daukyn was recorded in Castlemartin in 1480. Dawe, Dawes, Dawson, Daukyn.
Deere derived from the Old English personal name Deora "dear".
Devonald derived from the Welsh surname Dyfnallt. Davenold, Devenallt.
Dodd originally an English surname derived from personal names Dudde, Dodda, and Dudda, which were all widely used in the 14th C. Family can trace their ancestry to Cadwgan Dod who settled in Cheshire during Henry II's reign.

Edmunds an English personal name from Old English ead "rich" + mund "protector". It appears in 15th C. records.
Edwards from the Old English personal name from Old English ead "rich" + weard "ward" or "guardian". It remained popular after the Norman Conquest because it was used by both kings and saints. It appears frequently in records of the 15th C., and it found throughout Wales. The Welsh personal name Iorwerth is the equivalent. Emment, Emont, Kedward, Kedwards.
Elias a biblical name that came to Wales as a surname post-Reformation. Elisha.
Ellis derived from the Welsh personal name Elisedd, which is frequently in old records. The final "dd" was dropped, producing Elisa, Elise, and Elisha. Bayliss, Bellis, Elis, Ellice, Eliza, Ellisa, Helis.
Emanuel a biblical name possibly brought to Wales from Cornwall, where it is listed in 15th and 16th C. records. Manuel.
Ephraim a biblical name not popular with Puritans and came into use mainly in the 18th and 19th C.'s.
Esau "hairy"; a biblical name; not very popular in Wales. Esay.
Evans from the Welsh name Ieuan (John), the name originated with the "u" was changed to a "v". Bevan, Evan, Evance, Heavens, Iefan, Ifan, Jeavons, Jevons, Jeavince.
Eynon derived from the Welsh name Einion/Einon, "anvil". A very common personal name before the 15th C. Beynon, Einon, Enian, Inions, Onions.

Faithfull an English surname and popular personal name with the Puritans; it was used rarely, and only on south Wales.
Felix derived from the Latin name which means "lucky"; and a saint's name.
Fenna possibly came from the Welsh name Fenn "a person who live in a marshy area". Fennah, Fenner Phenna, Phennah.
Folland the Welsh version of Valentine. Folant, Vallant.
Foulkes an English personal name, from German folc "folk"; it was introduced by the Normans. Ffoulkes, Ffowkes, Fuge, Volk.
Francis brought into England in the early 16th C., it was already in use in Wales in the 15th C. Ffranch, Frenchman, Phrancis.

Gabriel a biblical name rarely used as either a personal or surname; mainly found in north and south Wales.
Gadarn from the forest deity Hu Gadarn (similar to the Celtic god Cernunnos), who was worshipped by the Welsh druids.
Games rare surname derived from the Welsh word gam or cam "crooked" or "bent". It was usually added to personal names for description.
Geonor "engineer", occupational name referring to one who built walls and possibly medieval machines. Jenner.
George from a personal name brought to England by the Crusaders and wasn't popular until the Hanoverian kings. Until the early 18th C., it didn't appear as a surname in Welsh records, but appeared as a personal name in the 15th C.
Gethin derived from the Welsh word cethin "ugly, hideous". Kethin.
Gibbs an English surname from the dim. of Gilbert. Gibbon appears as a personal name in t he 15th C. The variant Gibby may derive from the Welsh name Cybi. Gibb, Gibbon, Gibbons, Gibby, Gibba.
Gittins from the nickname for Gruffydd (Griffiths). Gittah, Gittings, Gittoes, Gtuo, Gutyn.
Goodwin an English surname deriving from Old English name Godwine "good friend". Popular as a personal name before the Norman Conquest, and the name of King Harold's father. Goodwyn, Goodin.
Gough derived from the Welsh word goch or coch "red", "one with red hair or a red complexion". Gogh, Goch, Goff, Goudge, Goodge, Gooch.
Gravenor from Old French for "great hunter". The name probably came to Wales from Cheshire, where it is the family name of the dukes of Westminster.
Griffiths from the Old Welsh name Grippiud, which became Gruffudd. Modern Welsh is Gruffydd. It was frequented as a name of Welsh princes and leaders. Old documents show it commonly abbreviated as Gr'. Griffith, Griffin, Griffies, Griffis, Guto, Gruffydd, Gruffudd.
Gronow form of Welsh personal Goronwy, appearing in 15th records. Green, Greenaway, Greenhow, Greeno, Grono, Gronnah, Grunna, Grunnah.
Gunter from a German personal name meaning "battle-army"; it came to Wales with Peter Gunter, a follower of Bernard de Neufmarche.
Guy derived from an Old English word for "guide".
Gwalchmai from the Welsh words gwalch "hawk" + mai "field"; it can be translated as "hawk of May". Also a placeneme in Anglesey. Gwalchmai fab Gwyar was a character in the Arthurian sagas; Gwalchmai ap Meyler was a 12th C. poet. It changed from a personal name to a surname by the Middle Ages.
Gwilt derived from Welsh gwillt "wild". Guilt, Quilt.
Gynne derived from Welsh gwyn "white" or "fair hair" or "fair complexion"; it was first used as a personal name. Gwinnett, Gwyn, Gwynett, Gwynn, Gwynne, Gwyyns, Wyn, Wynn, Wynne.
Gwyther "worker"; from the Welsh name Gwythur, which derives from the Latin word victor. Originating from Penclawwd on the Gower Peninsular. Guyther, Wither, Withers.

Haines possibly derived from the personal name Einws, or the adjective name Hen.
Hall originally meant "one who works at or lives in a hall".
Hamer from a placename in Lancaster and has been a surname in the area since before 1700.
Harries "son of Harry or Henry"; possibly derives from the Welsh name Harri, an early pronunciation of Henry. Harris, Henry.
Harry from the Welsh name Harri, first popular as a personal name because of English and Norman kings. Harri or Henry was common in Wales by the 15th C. Harrhy, Hendry, Henry, Parry, Penry, Pendry.
Hatfield from an English placename and surname, it first appears in Montgomeryshire c. 1576. Hatfeld, Hattefeld.
Hathaway Heathway, Hathawa, Hathawe.
Havard brought to Wales when Bernard de Neufmarche gave the manor of Pontwilyn to Sir Walter Havard, recorded by historians as Walter Havre de Grace.
Heilyn of Welsh origin, it only appears in the 15th C. Heylyn, Palin.
Herbert a surname that includes the earls of Pembrokeshire and Powis as bearers; it is most prominent in Cardiganshire and Radnorshire.
Hier derived from Welsh hir "tall" or "long". Hire, Hyer.
Hooson a variant of the English Hughson.
Hopkins an English surname adopted in Wales; derived from the dim. Hob (Robert) and the ending kin. A commonly listed name in the 17th C. in Glamorgan. Hopkin, Popkin, Popkins.
Hoskin of English origin. The variant Hoesgyn is listed in the 15th C.Hoesgyn, Hodgkin, Hoiskin, Hoskins, Hoskyn, Oiskins, Poiskin.
Howard derived from an Old Norse name. Haward, Herward.
Howe derived from the English name Hugh. How, Howes.
Howells (hew-el; sometimes said rhyming with "towel") from the Welsh personal name Hywel, anglicized to Howell. Hoel, Hoell, Hole, Holl, Howel, Howell, Howes, Hywel, Powell.
Hughes from the German name Hugh, which came to England with the Norman Conquest. Hullin, Huws.
Hullin derived from Hugh, and probably a variant of Hughes. Hoell, ap Hullin, Hullyn.
Humphreys only appears in small numbers in the 15th C. Bumfrey, Bumphrey, Pumphrey, Wmffre.
Husband from the English word "householder" or "husbandman"; first recorded in 1532.
Hussey probably derived from the Middle English word huswif "mistress of a household". Husseys, Huzzey, Huzzy.

Issac a biblical name that came to Wales with the Reformation.
Ithell from the Old Welsh personal name Iudhael. Abethell, Beethel, Bethell, Bithell, Bythell, Eathel Ethell, Ithael, Ithel.

Jacob a biblical name that came to Wales with the Reformation; possibly from the Latin name Jacobus. Jacobs.
James a non-Welsh personal name that appears in the 12th C.; used by several saints and kings.
Jarman derived from Latin germanus "kinsman". Jermin, Jermyn, Jermyne.
Jasper derived from English Caspar; listed in small numbers in 15th C.
Jeffreys derived from the personal name Geoffrey, it was brought by the Normans. Thomas Jefferson's family had ties with 17th C. Wales. Gregory, Jefferson.
Jehu a nickname for John that became a surname. Jankin, Jenkins.
Jervis derived from Gervaise, a Norman personal name. Jarvis.
Job a biblical name that became widespread from medieval dramas in England. First came to Wales as a personal name with the Reformation.
John a biblical name that came as the Latin Johannes and became Welsh Ieuan. John was used after the Normans arrived. It frequently written as Sion or Shone since the letter "j" is absent from the Welsh alphabet. Evans, Shone, Jones (son of John).
Jones "son of John"; possibly derived from both John and James. Jone.
Joseph a biblical name unknown until the Reformation.

Kendrick from the popular medieval Welsh personal name Cynwrig.
Kinsey an English surname derived from Old English cyn and sige "royal victory".
Kneath (NAYTH) from Welsh personal name Cynaethwy; it changed to Kneath through English influence. Cnaitho, Cneitho, Cnaith.
Knethell from the Welsh personal name Cynddelw.
Kyffin derived from Welsh cuffin "border" or "boundary". Caffyn, Coffin, Cuffin, Keffin, Kephin, Kiffin.

Landeg a mutation of the word glandeg "handsome".
Laugharne (lahrn) derived from a Welsh placename and anglicized version of Talacharn. It became Lacharn and Lagharn by the 14th C. de Lacharn, de Talacharn, de Lagham, Lacharn, Lagharn.
Lewis from an English variation of Llewellyn, which the English already had the name derived from the French Louise and German Ludwig. The Welsh spelling was Lewys by the 15th C.
Leyshon derived from Welsh personal name Lleision. Ley.
Llewelyn ancient Welsh personal name and popular name of medieval princes. Some sources say it derives from British names Lugobelinus and Cunobelinus; while others say it derives from Welsh llew "lion". 15th C. documents show the nickname Lleo. Flello, Flellos, Hillin, Hilling, Lello, Lellow, Lewelin, Lewhellin, Llewelin, Llewellin, Llewelling, Llewellyn, Llewelyn, Llewheling, Llewhellin, Llewhelling, Whellin, Welling, Wellins.
Lloyd derived from Welsh llyd "grey-brown". Occasionally used as a personal name. Flood, Floyd, Llwyd, Loyd.
Llywarch found in early records; and listed only in Deheubarth in the 15th C.
Lodwick from Latin name Ludovicus.
Lougher from a Welsh placename, the River Llwchwr. Locker, Lougher.
Lucas a biblical name common in England; 15th C. records show a Lucas family in Gower.
Lumley from an English placename in county Durham.

Mabe from Welsh word mab "son"; used as a personal name before as a surname; also a placename.
Maddocks derived from Welsh personal name Madog, the name of princes and leaders. Maddock, Maddox, Madox, Maddy, Madock.
Mason an English surname brought to Wales with immigrant families. Masson.
Matthews from the biblical name Matthew; popular in medieval Wales. Mathew, Mathews, Matthew, Mathias.
Maybery brought to Wales with a Worcestershire family. Mayberry.
Mendus said to have come with the Spanish Armanda and the Spanish names Mendes and Mendoza. Meands, Means, Menday, Mende, Mends, Mens.
Meredith from the ancient Welsh personal name Maredudd (pronounced with emphasis on the middle syllable); udd "lord". Beddow, Bedo, Preddy, Predith.
Meyler from the Welsh personal name Meilyr.
Meyrick derived from the Welsh personal name Meurig, anglicized as Maurice and Morris.
Michael a biblical name associated with Welsh churches since Norman times. Fihangel, Mejangle, Mihangel.
Miles a Germanic name brought to England with Norman invaders and was popular in the Middle Ages. Milo.
Mills "one who works or lives by a mill"; a placename common in southern England. Mill, Mille, Mylle.
Morgan said to be the original name of heretic Pelagius; a popular surname since before the 15th C.
Morris the English spelling, derived from the Welsh personal name Meurig and Latin name Mauricius. Morris is the more popular spelling than Maurice. Maurice, Morse, Morus, Morys.
Mortimer from an influential Norman family who lived in medieval Wales.
Mostyn from a Welsh placename that became a surname.

Nanney from a Welsh placename and an anglicized version of Nannau, the name of the Merioneth family estate, they adopted the surname in the 16th C.
Narberth from a Welsh placename Narberth in Pembrokeshire. Narbett.
Nash "at the ash tree"; from Welsh and English placenames.
Nevett derived from Welsh personal name Ednyfed. The English form is derived from Old English cniht "knight". Also abbreviated Eden, which led to Bennet in some areas. Bennett, Eden, Knevett, Nevet.
Newell an English surname deriving from Nevill, Nowell, or Noel.
Nicholas a persona name and saint's name in the English Middle Ages and related to the name Cole. Cole, Cule, Cull, Nicolas, Nichol, Nicholls.
Nock "one who lives by an oak tree"; either from England, Scotland or Ireland. Noke, Oakley.
Nuttall derives from a placename in Lacashire or Nottinhamshire and came to Wales with immigrating families.

Oliver personal name from England by the Norman invaders, and probably a form of Olaf. It appears as a surname in Wales in the 15th C. Bolver, Bolvier.
Owen an old personal name possibly from Latin Eugenius or Audoenus; the name of princes and leaders; common by the 15th C. Owen, Bowen from ap Owen "son of Owen".

Parker "keeper of the deer park"; an English surname found along the border.
Parry derives from ap Harry "son of Harry". The second most common name in Wales.
Pask came from England and Cornwall; from the name Pascall, a 9th C. saint and pope. Originally may have derived from Latin pascha "Easter". Paish, Pascoe.
Paskin similar to Pask, derived from the Old Welsh personal name Paskent or Pascen.
Peate English surname derived from Middle English word for "pet" or "darling". It came to Wales before 1600. Pate, Peat, Peete.
Peregrine from either Latin peregrinus "pilgrim"; or the anglicized Perkin.
Perkins from the personal names Piers and Peter. Perkyn was a personal name, later becoming a surname. Perkin, Perkyn.
Peters from a personal name that became a surname in late Welsh history.
Phillips derived from Greek name Phillippos "lover of horses"; and the name of several saints. Common by the 13th C. Filpin, Phelps, Philpin.
Picton from Picton Castle in Monmouthshire, built by William de Picton.
Pierce from Old French name Piers. Pearce, Pearson, Piers, Pirs, Pyrs.
Powell from ap Howell "son of Howell".
Price from ap Rhys or ap Rees "son of Rhys".
Pritchard from ap Richard "son of Richard". Prickett, Uprichard.
Probert from ap Robert "son of Robert". Probart, Propert, Roppert.
Probyn from ap Robin "son of Robin"; Robin is a dim. of Robert.
Profit possibly from Old French prophete "prophet"; the Welsh probably heard it in medieval mystery plays. Prophet, Propert.
Prosser from ap Rosser "son of Rosser".
Prothero from ap Rhydderch "son of Rhydderch". Prydderch, Rothero.
Pugh from ap Hugh "son of Hugh". Tugh.

Rees from medieval Welsh personal name Rhys, the name of several leaders and princes. Creese, Preece, Resius, Rheseus, Rhys, Rice, Riceus.
Reynolds derived from Germaic personal name Reynold, which came with the Normans. The Welsh version is Rheinallt. Reynold, Rheinallt, Rynallt, Rynalt.
Rhydderch "liberal"; ancient Welsh personal name and name of 6th C. leader Rhydderch Hael. Common in the Middle Ages. Rothero, Ruddock, Ruddz, Ruther.
Richards derived from the Germanic personal name, from ric "power" + hard "strong" or "hardy". Crichard, Crichett, Prichard, Pritchard.
Roberts a Germanic name that came with the Normans, derived from hrod "fame" + berht "bright". Probert, Robin, Roblin.
Roch from a Welsh placename. Anglo-Norman Roch Castle is built on a promontory in Pembrokeshire. The name went to Ireland with the Norman invasion, becoming Roche there.
Roderick of Germanic origin, but connected with the Welsh personal names Rhodri and Rhydderch.
Rogers derived from German name Roger, from hrod "fame" + gar "spear". It came to Wales and England with the Norman invasion. Prodger, Rosier, Rosser.
Rowlands from German personal name Roland, from hrod "fame" + land "land," brought by the Normans. Rowland.

Salmon derived from the personal name Solomon in the post-Reformaion era.
Salusbury from an English placename. William Salesbury (1520-1584) translated part of the Bible into Welsh. Salbri, Salebiri, Salesbury.
Sambrook from an English placename; occasionally used as a personal name. Sambroth, Samrook, Sandbrook, Shambrook.
Samuel a biblical name that began as a personal name. Samwell.
Savage began as a descriptive nickname. Sayvage.
Sayce derived from Welsh sais "English speaking". Saer, Saies, Sais, Saise, Says, Sayse, Seys.
Sheen from the Old English word for "fair" or "handsome"; also an English placename.
Sheldon brought to Wales from Derbyshire in the late 18th and early 19th C.'s.
Smith an occupational name; claimed to be the most common surname in England, Wales, Scotland and the USA, and the 5th most common in Ireland.
Smout probably from Derbyshire and a possible variant of Smith. Smout is also found in Scotland. Smooth, Smout, Smoth, Smuth.
Stephens from the Greek stephanos "wreath", "garland" or "crown". The name of early popes, it was brought England by the Normans. Immigrants to the US changed the spelling to Stevens.
Stradling a Tudor family name, they helped Robert fitz Hamo conquer Glamorgan. They trace their ancestry to John de Estatlinges from Strattligen, Switzerland, during Edwards I's reign. Estatling.
Swancott from an English placename from Shropshire.

Tannatt from the river Tanad or Tannat in Montgomeryshire, taken as a name by gentry family in the 16th C. Tanat.
Taylor an English occupational name; listed as the 4th most common name in England in Wales in 1853.
Teague either from the Irish personal and surname Tegan; or a derivation of Welsh teg "fair" or "beautiful". Deage, Degg, Teage, Tecka, Tegan, Tegg, Tegue.
Tew derived from Welsh tew or dew "fat".
Thomas a biblical name derived from Greek didymos "twin". Until the Norman Conquest, it was only a priest's name; it became popular after Thomas Becket; not listed as a surname in Wales until the 15th C.
Tibbot from the personal name Theobald, originally French Thibaud; brought by the English. Tibbett, Tibbetts, Tibbitt, Tibbitts.
Timothy biblical name from Greek personal name Thimotheus "honoring God". Not used in Wales until the post-Reformation.
Treharne an anglicized version of Trahaearn, from tra "over" or "excessive" + haearn "iron".
Trevor an early Welsh placename, usually connected with estates.
Trewent derived from a Welsh placename recorded from medieval times to the 20th C.
Trow derived from the Old English word for "faithful" or "true"; others say it began as a Devon placename from Old English trog "trough".
Tucker from an English occupational name meaning "one who fulls cloth". It is interchangeable with Fuller.
Tudor from a north Wales placename. Most notable of this name were the Tudor monarchs. Henry VII's grandfather's name was actually Owain ap Meredith ap Tudor, aka Owain Tudor. Tudor is confused with Tewdwr, which derives from a first name. Tewdwr, Tidder, Tither, Tutor.
Turner from an English occupational name, meaning "one who works with a lath". Turnor, Tyrno'r.

Vaughan derived from Welsh a mutated form of fychan "younger". It was a descriptive name to distinguish father from son. In English the word fychan became vychan. Baughan, Bawn, Fychan, Vain, Vane, Vayne.
Voyle from Welsh moel a mutated from of foel "bald". Foel, Moel.

Walbeoff derived from an Anglo-Norman family in Brycheiniog. Waldebeuf is listed from the mid-12th C.
Walters derived from the German name Walter, from wald "rule" + heri "warrior," brought by the Normans. The Welsh adopted the name Gwallter. Walliter, Waters, Watt, Wattars.
Warlow derived from Middle English warloc "warlock, wizard". Wardlow, Warlach, Warlaz.
Warren from the German name Warin, and Old French Guarin or Guerin, becoming Gwaren in Wales.
Watkins used at one time as a personal name in some parts; a dim. of Walters. Gwatkin, Watkiss.
Watts dim. form of Walter; found in Wales and Scotland.
Weal from an English placename, referring to one who lives by the waterwheel. The Cornish version is whel "mine-working". Wheal, Wheels.
Weaver an English occupation name from Old English wefan "to weave".
Whittal derived from a placename, White Hill or Whitwell. Whettal, Vittle.
Wigley from a Derbyshire placename.
Wild from the English surname Wilde, meaning "one who lives in wild places". Documents show a Wild family in 1292. Wilde.
Wilding from an Old English name, either a personal name or nickname.
Williams from the German name Wilhelm, a combination of the words "will and "helmet," brought by the Normans. The Welsh adopted it as Guilielm and Gwilym, becoming Gwilliam and Gullam. Guilielm, Gwilym, Gwilliam, Gullam, Wilson.
Wogan possibly came with migrating Irish families; or deriving from the Welsh Gwgan.
Woosencraft derived from the Lancashire placename Wolstencroft, from the personal name Wulfstan + croft "enclosure". Woosencroft.
Woosnam from the Lancashire placename Wolstenholme, from the personal name Wulfstan + holm "a dry land in the fen". It first appeard in 1596.
Worthing derives from either a Shropshire placename, Worthen; or from Old English name Worth "worthy".
Wynne mutated version of Welsh name Gwynne. Wynn.

Yorath from Welsh name Iorwerth, derived from ior "lord" + berth "handsome". Common in medieval times. Iorwerth, Yerward, Yorath.
Young English surname that began as a nickname meaning "junior". Yong, Yonge, Yongue.