Help with Howl: Rugby, Welshisms and saucepans
colin at kindness.demon.co.uk
Tue Mar 29 16:49:03 EST 2005
Charles Butler wrote:
>> Is Howell a particularly Welsh name?
> Exclusively so, I'd say. Hwyl would be the Welsh spelling, I think.
Neither Hywell nor Hwyl, but Hywel.
(The common Welsh Surname Powell is originally Ap Hywel - a patronymic.
Compare Pugh, Bowen, Price (Preece), Broderick, Pritchard, Probert, )
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