Hi Pat and the rest of you folks asking re:George name being Welsh!!
The GEORGE surname CAN be MANY things---German, Anglo(English), Celtic (Irish,Cornish,Welsh,etc.)but in MY case, my particular GEORGE line comes down from George ap George (George son of George) from the tiny town of Llangerig, county of Montgomeryshire in Northern Wales.
So, despite the factg, Pat, that your George ended-up in Tennessee,or was even in fact BORN "there"--- as any Welsh person will tell you (like any other ethnic group) they are PROUD to BE what they are (blood-wise) whether that be WELSH, or French or Japanese or anything else! Americans or not---we all ALSO like to be proud of our other "bits" (smile). But i must say, the Celtic peoples (Irish, Welsh, Scots,Britons,Cornish,etc.)who were the NATIVE INDIGENOUS folk OF the British Isles BEFORE the current-day Anglo-Saxon peoples mixed-in with them----the Celts (said KELTS and KELTIC not soft "C" like the basketball team Boston Celtics!)---the Celts seem to be overly PROUD(??? HAHAHA)so this would explain why your ancestor was bragging about being a Welshman thru-and-thru!
They are a hardy people....full of life, great story-tellers, lovers of life, great singing voices (and are related to the Cornish (of Cornwall, England)-since both the Welsh and Cornish languages are mutually intelligible to each other.
And, by the way, the Celts (not just the Welsh, but the Scots-Irish (Highland Scots deported TO Ireland,then deported again (or fled on their own)TO the US early 1700s) ALSO were all-over the VAs, the Carolinas, TN, KY, Arkansas,etc. -as they settled all of that area,and all of the Appalaichains,etc. Many ended-up MINING ....since that's all there WAS to do IN some of those barren land areas...and Welshmen, in particular, had this skill---due to there being many a Slate mine IN Wales---so Welsh miners is almost a racial group (hahaha)---and they were KNOWN for being gifted w/beautiful singing voices and the Welsh (and Cornish) miners would sing going down INTO the mines at day's start,and sing while there and sing coming-up. They also formed many Welsh (and/or Cornish)Men's Choirs (numer- ous of which still exist today!) Ok-that's all i wanted to add(sorry....let's just blame all this wordy-ness on my rogue Celtic story-teller gene run amok---LOL!)0k-BYE,CUZ DINA
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