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If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose?

As I was driving us back home, my mind was wandering and I don’t know why, but I wondered who was the first Jones in the world. My maiden name is Jones, my grandfather was William Henry Jones from Liverpool who emigrated to France in the early 1900’s, found my grandmother married her and then my father was born in Talence, France.

I don’t know why that thought popped into my head, but considering how many Joneses there are in the world, I am very curious to find out where the name started, I googled the question and it said that it was of Wales origin. There is the site:


According to this site, Wales is the place of origin and Jones, one of the most prolific names in the world, descends from three main sources in the early Middle Ages; they eventually merged in Denbighsire, but no one is sure who was the dominant source, Lord Cardigan, Bleddyn Ap Cynfyn, King of Powys or Dyfryn Clwyd a chieftain of Denbighland. I got a kick that there were three big wigs who started with the name Jones. 

This is definitely the period in time that I would be that fly on the wall; I am imagining this time period to be like the time of Merlin and Arthur. I adored the book “The Mists of Avalon” and being that fly on the wall, safe and sound hidden and yet in plain sight, would be an endless fascinating history lesson personalized all for me; talk about a treat.

I still find it amazing that the name Jones went forth and multiplied at the rate that it did, I find it it to be so very cool.