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Subject: Re: Feminine Equivalent of 'Fitz'
Author: Anthroponomastics   (Authenticated as Anthroponomastics)
Date: August 4, 2010 at 5:43:25 PM
Reply to: Re: Feminine Equivalent of 'Fitz' by Llewella
Sort of like in Welsh. Sons would have their first name + ap + their father's name, "ap" meaning son of. Daughters sometimes did the same thing but (if I'm not mistaken) used "verch" and then their father's name to indicate they were the daughters of so-and-so. They rarely took a new name upon marriage, and instead they kept the old ones.

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