The family name history - Flello
The Welsh family name "Flello" is classified of
being of personal name origin derived from the first name
of the father of the initial bearer.
In this case, the surname "Flello"
originally identified a person who was the "son of
Llwelyn". This was a favourite name amongst the early
Welsh rulers including Gruffudd ap Llywelyn (d. 1063) who
was king of Gwynedd and of all Wales after 1055 and Llywelyn
ap Iorwerth or Llywelyn the Great (1173-1240) who was prince
His grandson Llywelyn II is regarded as the
last prince of Wales and champion of Welsh independence
after he fell in battle against Edward I in 1292.
This Welsh surname is spelt in many different
ways, the usual forms being Llewellyn, Llewellin, Llewhellin,
Llywellin, Lewellin and numerous others due to the difficulties
encountered by English clerks with the Initial Ll-.
The personal name Llywellyn is derived rom
an Old Welsh element "llyw" meaning "leader"
and "eilyn" meaning "Likeness". Variants
of the surname Flello include Flellow, Flewelin, Flewelling
Other early references to the name or to a
variant include one known as ap (son of) Ylewelyn who appears
in the records of the BGond Peach in 1295 and Tudor ap Llywelyn
who is recorded in the Extent of Chirkland in 1391. Notable
bearers of the name include the poet Alias Ferch Gruffudd
ab Ieuan ap Llywelyn Fychan (1520).
The modern spelling of most Welsh surnames
is compartively recent and are found in parish registers
of eigtheenth and nineteenth century. Elizabeth Flello,
daughter of William and Elizabeth Flello, was christened
in Aylesford, count of Kent, on the 30th December 1793.
Edward Flello, son of James and Sarah Flello,
was christened in Holt, Worchestershire on the 27th March
1822. Andrew Flello, son of George FLello, was christened
in Pensax, Worchestershire on the 3rd March 1972.