If you don’t already know it, I’m really, really obsessed with medieval history, especially Welsh history and Arthurian lore. How I studied the lineages, how I studied the migrations, how I studied the prophecies of the true King of the Brits (clue: it’s not the English monarchy, nor has ever been, but that’s a different history lecture).
I’m part Welsh, but I also have Scottish lineage. Justin has Irish and Scottish. But, this blood isn’t really all that prevalent in either of our bodies. Our Celtic blood is about 5% or so of our makeup. But, Rhys (which is a Welsh name!!) would have blood of the Celts (as well as the invading Danes and vikings from me and the even worse invading Normans from Justin–hence the French-English last name “Morrell”, which means “moor” or “darkskinned”–we are still confused on that–did Justin have a really tan ancestor during William I’s reign?)
Well, as Mormons, we are also huge into family history. The LDS Church hosts familysearch.com (as well as ancestry.com). During the Sunday School hour, sometimes we like to go t the family history center and do family history. One day, we got to looking to see how far back our family trees go…mine only a few hundred years. But, Justin found a branch that kept going, and going, and going, and going….
Until he saw these names, which sounded familiar, and Welsh to him, so he showed me. And, I freaked out in joy!!!