Here is the first paragraph I have written for my own Peregrine..........I
am not saying I am correct.....but this is what my own research has
Bettye Kirkwood, Australia.
Peregrine Devonald was an original.a "one-off". No other Devonald, before or
since, appears to have borne the given name of Peregrine. "Peregrine" is a
fairly rare, though recognised surname in Wales and is said to have derived
from the latinisation of the name Perkins. The "peregrini" were travellers,
pilgrims..Celtic Saints who travelled between Britain and Ireland. Peregrine
Devonald's ancestry may have foundations, at present unknown, in a family
surnamed Peregrine. Perkin de Hoda appears in Pembrokeshire history, as does
David Gwilym Perkin descended from the illustrious ruler of Deheubarth, Rhys
ap Tewdwr. Peregrine could descend from undiscovered Devonalds, or his
unknown mother may have had some connection to a Perkin. As Peregrine named
his son William, it is possible, and considered most likely, that he
descended from William Devonald, one of the five sons of James Devonald who
died in 1584/5 from his second marriage to Angharad, daughter of Thomas
Lloyd of Vagwr Goch, Llantood.
. I have ancestors with French sounding name who have
been in Pembs and South Cards since around 1700. That surname is
am still trying to sort it out!