Surnames/tags: Lloyd Loyd Loid
About the Lloyd Name Study
This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about the surname Lloyd and its variants. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.
Please participate in the study by adding your Lloyd ancestors to the Lloyd Name Study category. It's quick and easy to do. All it takes is adding the following category text to your ancestor's biography.
[[Category:Lloyd Name Study]]
When you have categorized an ancestor as being part of the Lloyd Name Study, that ancestor will be listed on the Category: Lloyd Name Study page.
Please feel free contact the project leader Pamela Lloyd, add categories to your profiles, ask questions about this study on G2G, and add details of your name research. Your participation and interest is greatly appreciated and will be warmly welcomed.
Understanding the Lloyd Surname
"Lloyd is a name originating with the Welsh adjective llwyd, most often understood as meaning "grey", but with other meanings as well. The name can be used both as a personal name and as a surname. The name has many variations and a few derivations, mainly as a result of the difficulty in representing the initial double-L for non-Welsh speakers, and the translation of the Welsh diphthong ŵy. Lloyd is the most common form of the name encountered in the modern era, with the Welsh spelling Llwyd increasingly common in recent times."
Note: Please feel free to add any variants not included here. Thanks!'
Wikipedia provides the following information about variants: "Most modern variations of Lloyd/Llwyd originate in the Tudor period, and are largely "corruptions" of llwyd. Variations include: Ffloyd, Flewett, Flewitt, Flood, Floed, Floyde, Flowitt, Flude, Fludd, Fludde, Flude, Fluett, Fluat, Flyd, Flyde, Lide, Lhuyd, Loud, Loulld, Luyd, Llowyde, Llowyd, Lloyed, Lloilld, Llwyed, Thoyd, Thloyd, and Thllewyd." Additional variants can be found at Name Thesaurus by searching for Lloyd. My search turned up 83 variants, not counting soundex or metaphone matches. The Name Thesaurus FAQ states that variants may occur for a variety of reasons, including "typographical errors where letters are interchanged (e.g. Nobel and Noble), letters are substituted (e.g. Stevens and Stephens), letters are added (e.g. Colins and Collins) or removed (e.g. Clarke and Clark)." The fact that surnames may vary for many reasons means that some of the variants listed may never have been in deliberate use as surnames, but being aware of these variants may prove helpful when searching for elusive ancestors.
Notable Lloyds on Wikipedia
Wikipedia has a list of "notable" Lloyds at Lloyd (surname). While this list is by no means complete (it doesn't include all Lloyds on Wikipedia), it may be of interest to those studying the surname. The disambiguation page also provides a wealth of data.
What is a One Name Study?
The Guild of One-Name Studies provides the following definition:
Research into the genealogy and family history of all persons with the same surname and its variants.
There is an expanded description on the Guild of One-Name Studies "What is a One-Name Study?" page:
A one-name (or surname) study is a project researching all occurrences of a surname, as opposed to a particular pedigree (ancestors of one person) or descendancy (descendants of one person or couple). Some ‘one-namers’ restrict their research geographically, perhaps to one country, but true one-namers collect all occurrences worldwide. The purpose of a one-name study is not just about the collection of data. Its aim is to research the genealogy and family history of all persons with a given surname and its linked variants. A study may concentrate on aspects such as the geographical distribution of the name and the changes in that distribution over the centuries, or may attempt to reconstruct the genealogy of as many lines as possible bearing the name. A frequent aspiration is to identify a single original location of the name, especially if the name appears to derive from a place name. However, for many names, for example those indicating an occupation like ‘Farmer’ or a patronymic-type surname such as ‘Williamson’, there may not be a single origin.
On G2G, Pete Hudson makes the following observation: "Strictly speaking a One Name Study (as described by the Guild of One-Name Studies) involves the study of all occurrences of a particular name, whether a first middle or last name, before and after marriage, and even includes occurrences of a name change, and so on!" While I couldn't specifically confirm this on the Guild of One-Name Studies website, I did find an even broader research principle: A One Name Study "stores and may research other data where the surname is mentioned" This suggests that Pete's interpretation is very much in keeping with the aims of a one name study and could even be extended to the inclusion of surnames mentioned in place names, business names, or anywhere else they might be found.
General Surname Research
- Guild of One-Name Studies
- The Surname Society
- Surname Research
- Surnames: Family Search Tips and Surname Origins (Free Genealogy E-book on Surname Origins and Family from Family Tree University - Sign-up Required)
- Behind the Surname: The Etymology and History of Surnames
- Surname Studies
- Surnames, Family Associations & Family Newsletters on Cyndi's List
- One-name study on Wikipedia
- "Surnames and one-name studies" on The Guardian
Surname Research by Place of Origin
- Wales Names, Personal
- Wales Genealogy
- Surnames in Wales, Ireland, Cornwall Genealogy, Isle of Man (National Institute) (This provides an excellent overview of the history of surnames in Wales. Of particular note is the occasional use of metronymics (also called matronymics) for place names, and patronymics for women, as well as men.)
Lloyd Surname Research
- "Lloyd" on The Internet Surname Database (While included here, the information provided does not list sources and so should not replace more serious research.)
- Bodfach Estate Records | National Library of Wales
- Dolobran Estate Records | National Library of Wales
- The Lloyds of Nova Scotia
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Lloyd (name)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 Oct. 2015. Web. 10 Nov. 2015, citing Morgan, T. J.; Morgan, Prys (1985). Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. pp. 5–8 "Orthography of Welsh Surnames" and "Llwyd", pp. 151–154.
- ↑ Thomas Lloyd (lieutenant governor)
- Lloyd Name Study Freespace Page Updated Nov 10, 2015.
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On 5 Jul 2015 at 21:16 GMT Debra (Lloyd) Page wrote:
Thanks for doing this.
On 19 Feb 2015 at 12:02 GMT Darren MacKay wrote: