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County of south‐west Wales. The county was created at the Act of Union with England in 1536. The peninsula, part of the Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth, was conquered by Arnulf de Montgomery ...

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Harold Carter

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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375 words

...South Pembrokeshire and Preseli. To a degree the divide marks a physical contrast between the low coastal plateau of the south and the Preseli mountains of the north. Pembrokeshire has been pre-eminently an agricultural county, the southern section being one of the few areas of arable land in Wales, its mild maritime climate giving rise to early vegetable- and flower-growing. A further distinctive feature is its fine coast and offshore islands (Skomer, Skokholm, and Ramsey). The whole coast is designated a heritage coast and makes up the Pembrokeshire National...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
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History, Regional and National History
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172 words

...Pembrokeshire has been pre‐eminently an agricultural county, the southern section being one of the few areas of arable land in Wales, its mild maritime climate giving rise to early vegetable‐ and flower‐growing. The whole coast is designated a heritage coast and makes up the Pembrokeshire National Park. The coast is broken by the major sea inlet (ria) of Milford Haven. Once a major fishing port, it is now dominated by oil refineries, developed for...

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
10 words
Pembrokeshire

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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10 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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28 words
Pembrokeshire

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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23 words
Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire  

County of south‐west Wales. The county was created at the Act of Union with England in 1536. The peninsula, part of the Welsh kingdom of Deheubarth, was conquered by Arnulf de Montgomery c.1090, who ...
Welsh Local and Family History

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D. Huw Owen

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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6,425 words
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Oxford University Press

...A. Gresham , was published in 1967 ; and the second, on the Middle Ages, edited by J. Beverley Smith and Llinos Beverley Smith , was published in 2001 . Three volumes of the Pembrokeshire County History have appeared: ii: Medieval Pembrokeshire , ed. R. F. Walker ( 2002 ); iii: Early Modern Pembrokeshire 1536–1815 , ed. B. E. Howells ( 1987 ); and iv: Modern Pembrokeshire, 1815–1974 , ed. David W. Howell ( 1993 ). In 2002 Carmarthenshire County Council published R. S. Craig , R. Protheroe Jones , and M. V. Symons , The Industrial and...

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,649 words
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Oxford University Press

...from their place of origin, but, in marked contrast to England, this type of surname never became popular within Wales. Early Welsh surnames are also found in Ireland, where Welsh settlement occurred in the 12th century under Strongbow. For example, Wogan was imported from Pembrokeshire, and Walsh is an Irish pronunciation of Welsh, from Strongbow's time. The lack of a large body of early records makes it difficult to identify the period when the new style of fixed surnames began, but it started with the gentry in the Welsh border regions, even though such...

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Margaret Gelling

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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5,757 words
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Oxford University Press

.... In 2007 Hywel Wyn Owen and Richard Morgan published a Dictionary of the Place‐Names of Wales , which (as Gwenedd Pierce notes in a foreword) is ‘a milestone in the history of Welsh place‐name studies’. There are some detailed regional surveys, such as those of Pembrokeshire ( B. G. Charles , 1992 ) and East Flintshire ( H. Wyn Owen, 1994 ). For Scotland there is as yet no reliable dictionary, but W. F. Nicolaisen , Scottish Place‐Names ( 1976 ), provides an overview. There are some detailed regional surveys, Simon Taylor, The Place‐Names...

English, Scottish, and Anglo-Irish Family Names

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Peter McClure and Patrick Hanks

Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
13,029 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of his retainers stayed on. Not only did clare become established as an Irish surname, but also fitzgerald (borne by descendants of Gerald, constable of Pembroke Castle), prendergast (a Strongbow ally who owned Prendergast in Pembrokeshire), wogan (a Welsh patronymic borne by an Anglo-Norman magnate from south Pembrokeshire and also one of Strongbow’s followers), and bermingham , which was borne by descendants and associates of Piers de Bermingham (another retainer of Strongbow). His surname came from his estate at Birmingham, which was then little...

Haverfordwest

Haverfordwest  

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PembrokeshireMarket town on the Western Cleddau, on the A40 and the A4076. Waldo Williams, Welsh‐language poet, was born (1904) at the School House of the Boys’ School. He moved ...
Maurice de Prendergast

Maurice de Prendergast  

Cambro‐Norman adventurer from the Flemish settlement of Rhos in Pembrokeshire, who landed at Bannow about May 1169 to fight for Diarmait Mac Murchada, but subsequently defected to Diarmait's enemy, ...
Fishguard

Fishguard  

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PembrokeshireTown and ferry port at the end of the A40, overlooking Fishguard Bay. After taking degrees in English, David John Williams (1885) was appointed assistant master at the Grammar ...
Manorbier

Manorbier  

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PembrokeshireVillage near the coast, on the B4585, just S of the A4139 Pembroke–Tenby road. The picturesque ruined castle was the birthplace of the chronicler and travel writer Giraldus Cambrensis ...
Mynachlogddu

Mynachlogddu  

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(pr. ˈM'năχˈlŏgthē) PembrokeshireSmall village in the Preseli mountains c. 12 m. S of Cardigan, to the W of the A478. Waldo Williams lived here as a boy (1911–15) when ...
Gruff Rhys

Gruff Rhys  

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B. 18 July 1970, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Rhys is the vocalist and principal songwriter of the Super Furry Animals. The band runs parallel with his own solo projects, with his ...
John de Wogan

John de Wogan  

(d. 1321),justiciar 1295–1308, 1309–12, lord of Picton Castle near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire. Wogan seems to have had no connection with Ireland prior to his appointment as justiciar on 18 ...
Meic Stevens

Meic Stevens  

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B. 1942, Solva, North Pembrokeshire, Wales. This folk guitarist and singer-songwriter has enjoyed a long and popular career in his native Wales but remains largely unknown outside its borders. ...
Super Furry Animals

Super Furry Animals  

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Founded in Cardiff, Wales, this offbeat yet inventive indie pop band comprises Gruff Rhys (b. 18 July 1970, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales; vocals/guitar), Dafydd Ieuan (b. 1 March 1969, Bangor, ...

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