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Origins of the Lloyd surname

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What does the name Lloyd mean?

The origin of the Lloyd surname is Welsh. It is believed to mostly come from a patronymic that established itself in the 1300s in Wales, being given to those who were the son or descendant of Lloyd or Llwyd. This was a popular personal name in the country, referring to someone who was 'grey or brown haired'. The surname Lloyd can also rarely describe someone who comes from Llwyd, a place in Denbighshire, Wales.

Alternative variations of the name Lloyd

Lloyd, Llwyd, Loyd, Lloid, Loyde

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Where do most Lloyds live?

In 1921, most Lloyds lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Lloyds

How common is your surname?

93rd most common surname in the UK

We have 369,000 records for the Lloyd surname. The oldest one dates back to 1372.

Who were Lloyds most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Lloyd first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Lloyds

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Lloyds in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


General Servant


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Lloyds in 1921
Coal Miner




General Labourer


Coal Miner Hewer


Agricultural Labourer


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