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Welsh Surnames and Given Names and their Meanings by Annie Lloyd. Purchase from author at 4635 Stoner Ave. #4, Culver City CA 90230-5773. 1996. 128 pp. Plastic comb-binding. $15 plus $2.50 p&h.

This book is divided into three sections: surnames; given names for boys; and, given names for girls. This is a compilation of names from five sources listed in the bibliography. It makes for an interesting read but is of limited research value unless you have lots of Welsh names to research.

The book assumes you have a Welsh name and want to know its meaning or its English counterpart. Its usefulness could have been increased if English names had been included in the list with their Welsh origins, e.g. David in English could be Dafydd, Dewi or Dewey in Welsh, but you have to look up the Welsh names to find this.

For reviews of Ms. Lloyd's other books on Welsh research see Vol. 4, No.4.

Reviewed by Paul Milner
BIGWILL v.4 no.6, 1997