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A BASIC guide to common words and phrases commonly found on Tombstones,

translated from languages likely to be encountered while researching in Pennsylvania.

Anyone who can contribute translations into additional languages,

or have additional phrases to be included, should contact


Ellis Michaels



English Welsh

translation contributor

Gareth Morgan

January Ionawr
February Chwefror
March Mawrth
April Ebrill
May Mai
June Mehefin
July Gorffennaf
August Awst
September Medi
October Hydref
November Tachwedd
December Rhagfyr
age oed
week wythnos
day dydd
month mis
year flwyddyn
born geni
died farw
Sunday Sul
Monday Llun
Tuesday Mawrth
Wednesday Mercher
Thursday Iau
Friday Gwener
Saturday Sadwrn
father tad
mother fam
husband gwr
wife gwraig
son mab
daughter ferch
brother brawd
sister chwaer
grandfather tadgu/taid
grandmother mamgu
uncle wncle/ewythyr
aunt modryb/boppa
marriage *
here rests *
rest gently *
rest in peace *


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This page was updated 27 Apr 2011 and is maintained by Ellis Michaels


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