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Title: Personal names of men in Wales, Cornwall and Brittany 400-1400 AD
Author: Cane, Meredith
ISNI:       0000 0004 2729 589X
Awarding Body: Aberystwyth University
Current Institution: Aberystwyth University
Date of Award: 2004
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The thesis deals with the men's names found in selected Welsh, Cornish and Breton sources between 400 and 1400AD. The selected sources for the three areas are as follows: for Wales, Welsh Genealogies and Early Welsh Genealogical Tracts, edited by Peter Bartrum; the published Rolls of the 1292 Lay Subsidy; the Black Book ofSt. Davids, 1326; the Dyffryn Clwyd Court Rolls 1292-1 422; the Book of Llandaf, and the Marginalia in the Lichfield Gospels. For Cornwall the source is the Bodmin Manumissions, and for Brittany the sources are: the cartularies of Redon, Quimperle, Landevennec, and Quimper. For all three countries the inscriptions are discussed. The Welsh section is divided into pre- and post-I JOO periods; rankings are provided for the names in the post-II 00 sources and the results from the different sources are compared. This provides information regarding the comparative popularity of names in use in Wales 1100-1400. The process of Anglicisation in Wales can be measured in the use of borrowed names. The contemporary records are compared with Welsh Genealogies to assess the reliability with which names are recorded in WG. The geographical distribution of the names is also considered. The pre-II 00 section compares first the names and constituent elements in WG and the Book of Llandaf, and then compares the names and elements in these sources to those in the Lichfield Gospels Marginalia and the inscriptions. The names and elements found in the Breton and Cornish names are compared both with the Welsh evidence and with each other. The conclusion details the elements used in men's names in the three different areas, and shows which are held in common by two or more ofthe three areas, and which are exclusive to one area.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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