The next geographic area to be coded is Ireland. The original Celtic tribal groups exchanged their cultures and languages across the Irish Sea for many generations. It was not until Hadrian IV (1154-1159 AD), the first and only English Pope, gave the "o.k." for Henry II to take control of Ireland, that a large number Welsh Calvary and archers arrived to put their foot in the door. It is from this Welsh influence that many with the surname JONES have their origins. It was around Dublin that this (and later) invaders had their most significant influences. Anyone who has an interest, and shares a JONES surname, please identify your self in the comment section of this post.
My blog posts that have discussed this geographic area are:
Jones Surname to Ireland = http://thejonessurname.blogspot.com Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
Jones Surname to Ireland (part II) = http://thejonessurname.blogspot.com Wednesday, Nov.2, 2011
Irish Counties and The Jones Surname = http://thejonessurname.blogspot.com Wed. Jan. 16, 2013
Ireland, it is a key area to network for the JONES surname. Who's out there?