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Subject: Re: I need help with the origin of 'Lydiam'
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: October 19, 2006 at 2:52:13 PM
Reply to: I need help with the origin of 'Lydiam' by Lydiam
I don't know about Welsh -- did your greatgrandmother know French, though? There is a novel written by the French author Nicolas des Escuteaux in 1605 titled Les amours de Lydiam et Floriande.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_des_Escuteaux

Lydiam may also simply be a name that arose when someone did not know how to understand Latin records, because the name Lydia becomes Lydiam when it is "declined" in Latin in certain parts of speech, as in marriage records written in Latin:

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/LatinNotes.html

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