Agatha, Wife of Edward The Exile - Origin - Onomastics


Onomastic analysis has also been brought to bear on the question. The name Agatha itself is rare in western Europe at this time. Likewise, those of her children and grandchildren are either drawn from the pool of Anglo-Saxon names to be expected given her husband's membership of the royal family of Wessex, or else are names not typical of western Europe. There is speculation that those of the latter kind derive from Agatha's eastern European ancestry. Specifically, her own name, the names of her daughters Cristina and Margaret, and those of her grandchildren Alexander, David, and Mary, have been used as possible indicators of her origins.

Edward the Exile Agatha
Edgar the
Malcolm III
of Scotland
Edward Edmund Ethelred Edgar Alexander David Edith Mary

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