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Arthur – A native Welsh / Brythonic name of great antiquity. It was significantly used by Henry VII for his eldest son, perhaps reviving Welsh interest after centuries of it being a rare first name since the legendary warrior reign of King Arthur himself.

Famous people with the Welsh surname Arthur include:

King Arthur – A legendary Brythonic Celtic leader of the of the late 5th and early 6th centuries, who, according to Medieval histories and romances, led the defense of Romano Celtic Britain against Saxon invaders in the early 6th century. Arthur as King of Britain was said to have defeated the Saxons in Britain. There are also historical suggestions that he established an empire over Ireland, Iceland, Norway and Gaul / Northern Europe. Arthur would have spoken an early form of Welsh called Brythonic / Brythoneg.

Famous people with the Welsh surname Arthur include:

Chester Alan Arthur – 21st President of the United States.

Jamie Arthur (born 1979) – Welsh boxer.