See Dubos, Hist. Critique de la Monarchie Francoise, tom. ii. l. vi. c. 9, 10. The French antiquarians establish as a principle that the Romans and barbarians may be distinguished by their names. Their names undoubtedly form a reasonable presumption; yet, in reading Gregory of Tours, I have observed Gondulphus, of Senatorian or Roman extraction (l. vi. c. 1 l, in tom. ii. p. 273), and Claudius, a barbarian (1. vii. c. 29, p. 303).