Cattle-grazing is the chief farm industry in the west, sheep and horse-rearing in the east; the prevalence of the prefix " Market " in the names of the rural towns is noticeable in this respect.
They were a knightly family when we first hear of them about 1250, though towards the end of the 14th century they seem to have been but simple men without the honours of knighthood, and not always using their prefix "von."
The suffix is thus the common form hythe, a haven; but for the prefix no certain derivation is offered.
The use of a multiplicative prefix does not affect the alphabetical order of components attached at the same level.
Llan, a sacred enclosure, hence a church - a most interesting and important Celtic prefix - Llandeilo, Llansaint.