From her aunt, Avey received the knowledge of the Ibo legend and her ancestral name
The surname Adams was derived from the ancestral name
of ap Adam.
But the 66-year-old star says his ancestral name
is originally from South-West Wales.
The name Greer was a contraction of MacGregor, her mother's ancestral name
The language lives when it is spoken, but is also all around us in our place names, our ancestral names
and our physical environment.
than 150 family members being given ancestral names
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