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.
The earliest occurrence of the Lloyd surname in our family history documents is from 1536, and we currently have 1,399,494 records where Lloyd appears.
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Typical jobs for Lloyds
Hard-working people, the Lloyds. 2096 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Lloyds lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Lloyd in Lancashire.
Lloyds’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Lloyds were angels, apparently. We found 1851 in criminal records.
Lloyds in World War I
According to the World War I records, 2669 Lloyds served in the First World War.