Rhifedel ap Rhydern

0185–0220 (Age 35)
Powys, Wales

The Life of Rhifedel

Rhifedel ap Rhydern was born in 0185, in Powys, Wales as the son of Rydeyrn ap Deheuwaint and N. He had at least 2 sons with Wledir verch Cantelupe. He died in 0220, in his hometown, at the age of 35.

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Rhifedel ap Rhydern
Wledir verch Cantelupe
King Gradd ap Ryfedel of Wales
Gradd Ap Rhyfedel

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Parents and Siblings

    Rydeyrn ap Deheuwaint






Name Meaning

1 Southern Italian: from Sicilian and southern Italian apa, lapa ‘bee’, applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a bee in some way or as a metonymic occupational name for a beekeeper.2 Hungarian: from apa ‘father’, one of various surnames derived from relationship terms which were presumably originally applied with reference to someone of importance; other examples include Bátya ‘brother’, Fi ‘son’ Fia ‘his son’, Gyermek ‘child’, Unoka ‘grandchild’.3 Hungarian: from an old secular personal name Appa. The Transylvanian royal name Apafi is a patronymic from this name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Ancient Wales Studies Beli Mawr and Llyr Llediath in Welsh Pedigrees, By Darrell Wolcott

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