The Tudor Society

Where does the name Tudor come from?

Thank you to my daughter Verity for inspiring today's Claire Chats video on the origin of the name of our favourite royal house. Just where did the name "Tudor" come from?

Henry VII (1457-1509) was the son of Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond
Edmund Tudor (1430-1456) was the son of Owen Tudor
Owen Tudor (d. 1461) was the son of Maredudd ap Tudur
Maredudd ap Tudur (d. c. 1406) was the son of Tudur ap Goronwy
Tudur ap Goronwy (d. c. 1367) was the son of Goronwy ap Tudur Hen
Gorony ap Tudur Hen (d. 1331) was the son of Tudur Hen (Tudur ap Goronwy)
Tudur Hen (d. 1311) was the son of Goronwy ap Ednyfed
Goronwy ap Ednyfed (d. 1268) was the son of Ednyfed Fychan
Ednyfed Fychan (d. 1246) was a descendant of Marchudd ap Cynan, the ninth century Lord of Brynnffenigl who Charles Henry Browning (Americans of Royal Descent) describes as "founder of the Eight Noble Tribes of North Wales and Powis".

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