I have not come across a Mauritius or a Ricardus...maybe the latinisation was too hard
even for the old time scribes.
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On 24 May 2017, at 8:44 pm, RHODRI DAFIS
"Tongue in cheek.!"
I realised you are older than me, but did not realise you have been researching for
To be serious.
Give the references, (I know that your research overlaps the same area as mine.) and I
will try and make sense of your assumptions."
As a General rule.
Rhys, Rees or Rice are interchangeable and in Latin appear as Riceus.
Richard appears as Ricardus.
Morris and Maurice are interchangeable, and may appear as Mauritius.
Simple answer is no they are not one and the same.
You should however bear in mind Patronymics!
> On 24 May 2017 at 01:09, Bettye Kirkwood <lki59595(a)bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> Dear List,
> In my own research of a few centuries ago, a Richard appears to have been also Riceus
in records when scribes latinised his name, alternatively he appears to have been known as
> Later a Maurice/Morris appeared in some records occasionally as Rees.
> Is/was this common in Wales?
> Bettye Kirkwood
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