Names from historical writing:

The following appear as names for Swansea. Follow the links for what the author actually said:

Name Author Source
ABER TAW William Camden Britain, or, a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland (London: George Bishop and John Norton, 1610).
ABERTAWE John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).
George Borrow Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery (Oxford, Mississippi, 1996).
Gerald of Wales The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales (Oxford, Mississippi, 1997).
SWANSEA John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).
John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
SWANSEA HIGHER AND LOWER John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).
SWANSEA TOWN John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).
SWANSEY George Borrow Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery (Oxford, Mississippi, 1996).
SWANZEY Daniel Defoe A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain, divided into circuits or journies (London: JM Dent and Co, 1927).
SWANZY Daniel Defoe A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain, divided into circuits or journies (London: JM Dent and Co, 1927).
SWEYNSEI Gerald of Wales The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through Wales (Oxford, Mississippi, 1997).
SWINESEY William Camden Britain, or, a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland (London: George Bishop and John Norton, 1610).

NB: These variant names come from our collections of historical travel writing and descriptive gazetteers: