Blethen Family History
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Blethen Name Meaning
Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ble(i)ddyn ‘son of Ble(i)ddyn’, a byname meaning ‘wolf cub’, from blaidd ‘wolf’ + the diminutive suffix -yn. Blaidd was used in medieval Welsh as a term for a hero, and sometimes for a cruel man or for an enemy who feigned friendship.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press