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Where did the Welsh Lloydd family come from? What is the Welsh Lloydd family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lloydd family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lloydd family history?The Welsh Lloydd surname comes from the well-known Welsh personal name Lloyd. This name is originally derived from the word "llwyd," which means "grey."
Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Lloydd has occasionally been spelled Lloyd, Llwyd, Lloid, Loyd, Loid, Lwyd and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lloydd research. Another 515 words(37 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1580, 1661, 1640, 1644, 1585, 1651, 1669, 1640, 1644, 1589, 1667, 1660, 1667, 1617, 1664, 1606, 1676, 1628, 1676, 1634, 1686, 1638, 1687 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Lloydd History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 355 words(25 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lloydd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Lloydd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Lloydd David Lloyd who settled in Virginia in 1635; followed by James in 1654; Thomas Lloyd settled in Jamaica with his three sons, Mordecai, John, and Thomas, and moved to Philadelphia in 1666.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Heb dduw heb ddym, Dhuw a digon
Motto Translation: Without God without anything, God is enough.
The Lloydd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lloydd Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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