The name of this Cornovian noble is derived purely from the notion that the later tribal capital of the Cornovii was originally named ‘Viroconon’ or ‘Viroco’s town’, possibly after the leader of the Cornovian resistance to the Roman advance, who died with his followers during the storming of the Wrekin Hillfort, and that the original British name for the settlement was later Romanised to Viroconium [Cornoviorum] (i.e. “The town of Viroco of the Cornovii”).