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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.

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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