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Merfyn is a form of Mervyn. This eMedTV segment explains other information related to the name Merfyn.

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Merfyn is from Old Welsh.
Some forms of Merfyn are: Mervyn
Famous people named Merfyn
Merfyn Frych ap Gwriad, Royalty: Sometimes referred to as Merfyn the Freckled, he was a King of Gwynedd and possibly also of Powys. He is referred to as King of the Britons in two documents composed at his court: the Historia Brittonum and the Bamberg Cryptogram.\n\nDespite Danish raids, Merfyn was able to maintain his position and on his death in 844 to hand the kingdom over intact to his son Rhodri the Great. He is said to have died in battle, but the circumstances are not recorded. His descendants came to rule not only Gwynedd but also Powys and Deheubarth and played a major role in Welsh politics until the end of Welsh independence in 1283.
Merfyn Jones, Historian: Historian, broadcaster, governor of the BBC and vice-chancellor of Bangor University. He is a prolific historian specialising in modern and contemporary Welsh history and has made numerous TV documentaries. His special interest is the history of the process of devolution (the establishing and development of the National Assembly for Wales) in Wales. He is also the author of a number of books and articles, including The North Wales Quarrymen for which he was awarded the Welsh Arts Council prize for literature, and he regularly broadcasts on the BBC and S4C.
Merfyn ap Rhodri, Royalty: The late 9th century King of Powys, he died in 900. Upon the death of his father, Rhodri the Great in 878, Merfyn inherited the Kingdom of Powys. Merfyn's 2 brothers Anarawd ap Rhodri, and Cadell ap Rhodri received the Kingdoms of Gwynedd and Seisyllwg.\n

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