I have a copy of Edward Laws' "History of Little England Beyond Wales"
meaning Pembrokeshire. On page 414 there is a fascinating summary of the
surnames of children in the southern part of the county. There is also an
attached fold out table entitled
"TABLES EXHIBITING COLOURING OF ENGLISH AND WESLDH SPEAKING INHABITANTS OF
A comment at the bottom of the tables singles out the district of Roos/e and
says "Roos comes out pretty uniformly fair (colouring) with little black and
not much dark hair." This includes Dale, Waterston, coastal areas an
Haverfordwest. The tables make interesting reading. I was born In Neyland
(Roose) and my family is mainly fair haired with a few exceptions on both
sides, including red haired.
I will post the 2 pages on a separate message. I have been interested in
this subject for many years and this is the first time I have mentioned on
any dyfed website.