Have any of you traced this Llewelyn line back to the Amman Valley or to the parish of Llandilofawr? I would be interested to know. If you look at a map of Wales and where the density of the Llewelyn name is greatest you will probably deduce that it originated in the parish of Llandilofawr. As the industrial revolution took off and the world's need for coal grew Wales saw a hugh influx of outsiders from England and the rest 0f the UK but in certain areas such as the Amman Valley many of the farmers had only needed to scrape the top soil off their land to access coal for their fires so they were some of the first to move a valley or two away to share their skills and join the mining revolution and new mining/industrial towns springing up accross South Wales. The industrial revoltion in the U.S. followed a little later so the established skills in Wales were much sought after hence your Llewelyn moving to your land. If you need any help with any Welsh place names or pronounciation then please ask. You probably already know that the double "Ll" in Llewelyn and in the Welsh language has a completely different pronounciation to the much younger English language. The original spelling of the princess of Wales was Llywelyn and sometimes Llewelyn but more recently some more anglicised spellings have appeared such as Llewellyn and Llewellin which sound a little strange when pronounced in Welsh.