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Posted by: William Foley (ID *****3292) Date: April 01, 2002 at 16:00:57
In Reply to: ORIGIN by Shannon Prothro of 122

In Wales, the name Rhydderch had been used, and the Welsh patronymic ap Rhydderch became Prothro. Other spellings are Prothero and Protheroe. In Welsh, the "dd" would be pronounced "th", so it would sound something like
Rhytherch, somewhat similar to "Rothrock". I am descended from a James Hughes and Catherine Prothro on my mother's side of the family.

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