Land and landmarks named for owners, benefactors and people who lived there are pretty common. The name of Port Talbot itself is a constant reminder of the Talbot family of Margam Castle.
You can see the reverse of that idea, people named for the place where they live, in Margam Abbey Church graveyard. On one small stone pressed into the grass: Thomas Margam, died 1838, aged 27 years. Another headstone, to the left of the entrance gates, commemorates the brief life of Mary-Ann, the daughter of Moses and Elizabeth Margam.
It reminds me how little the human emotional experience has changed over centuries. We love, we lose, we grieve. We survive.
REES, Arthur, Some Street and Place Names of the Port Talbot District, Port Talbot Historical Society 2004
EVANS, A Leslie, Margam Abbey, first published 1958, 2nd edition published by Port Talbot Historical Society 1996