Names from historical writing:

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

Name Author Source
ABERESTYWITH Arthur Young Tours in England and Wales, selected from the Annals of Agriculture (London: London School of Economics, 1932).
ABERISTWITH Daniel Defoe A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain, divided into circuits or journies (London: JM Dent and Co, 1927).
ABERYSTWITH John Bartholomew Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).
John Wesley The Journal of John Wesley (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 2000).
John Marius Wilson Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co., 1870-72).
ABER Y STWITH William Camden Britain, or, a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland (London: George Bishop and John Norton, 1610).
ABER YSTWYTH George Borrow Wild Wales: Its People, Language and Scenery (Oxford, Mississippi, 1996).
ABRYSTWYTH Daniel Defoe A tour thro' the whole island of Great Britain, divided into circuits or journies (London: JM Dent and Co, 1927).
Y STWITH MOUTH 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: