Lloyd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Welsh Lloyd surname comes from the well-known Welsh personal name Lloyd. This name is originally derived from the word "llwyd," which means "grey." [1] [2] [3]

Early Origins of the Lloyd family

The surname Lloyd was first found in Montgomeryshire (Welsh: Sir Drefaldwyn), located in mid-Eastern Wales, one of thirteen historic counties, and anciently the medieval kingdom of Powys Wenwynwyn, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

"A well-known Welsh personal name-sometimes corrupted to Floyd and Flood. As an hereditary surname it does not date beyond the XVI. century, yet many of the families bearing it are of great antiquity, as, for example :-Lloyd of Bronwydd is 23rd lord of the Barony of Kemes, co. Pembroke, in hereditary descent from Martin de Tours, a companion of William the Conqueror. Lloyd of Plymog claims from Marchudd ap Cynan, who flourished in the IX. cent., and founded the eighth noble tribe of North Wales, and Powys: King Henry VII. sprang from this family. Lloyd of Aston springs from the royal house of Powys. Lloyd of Dan-yrallt descends from Cadivor ap Dyfnwall, lord of Castle Howel, temp. Henry II., and lineally sprang from Rhodri Mawr, King of Wales. Lloyd of Coedmore claims from an ancient Prince of Ferlys. Lloyd of Clockfaen springs from the great Tudor Trevor, in the X. cent. Lloyd of Pale derives paternally from Held Molwyrogg, a chieftain of Denbighland, founder of the ninth noble tribe of N. Wales and Powys. " [4]

Early History of the Lloyd family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lloyd research. Another 258 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1380, 1410, 1580, 1661, 1640, 1644, 1585, 1651, 1589, 1667, 1660, 1667, 1669, 1640, 1644, 1617, 1664, 1606, 1676, 1628, 1676, 1619, 1659, 1634, 1686, 1638, 1687, 1640, 1694, 1660, 1709, 1679, 1709, 1714, 1716, 1683, 1691, 1691, 1716 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Lloyd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lloyd Spelling Variations

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 Lloyd has occasionally been spelled Lloyd, Llwyd, Lloid, Loyd, Loid, Lwyd and others.

Early Notables of the Lloyd family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Gruffudd Llwyd (c. 1380-1410), a Welsh language poet, composed poems on themes of love and religion, characterized with the anti-English sentiment leading up to the rebellion led by Owain Glyndwr; Walter Lloyd (1580-1661), a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1644, supporter of the Royalist cause in the English Civil War; Sir Marmaduke Lloyd (1585-c.1651), a Welsh lawyer and landowner and a supporter of King Charles I of England during the English Civil War; Hugh Lloyd (ca. 1589-1667), a Welsh cleric, Anglican bishop of Llandaff...
Another 178 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lloyd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lloyd World Ranking

In the United States, the name Lloyd is the 470th most popular surname with an estimated 59,688 people with that name. [5] However, in Canada, the name Lloyd is ranked the 494th most popular surname with an estimated 9,853 people with that name. [6] And in Australia, the name Lloyd is the 129th popular surname with an estimated 20,933 people with that name. [7] New Zealand ranks Lloyd as 191st with 2,907 people. [8] The United Kingdom ranks Lloyd as 94th with 50,162 people. [9]

Ireland Migration of the Lloyd family to Ireland

Some of the Lloyd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lloyd migration to the United States +

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Lloyd:

Lloyd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • David Lloyd who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Cornelius Lloyd, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [10]
  • Maudlin Lloyd, aged 24, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [10]
  • Nowell Lloyd, aged 16, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [10]
  • Tho Lloyd, aged 20, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [10]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lloyd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Edward Lloyd, who landed in Leeward Islands in 1701 [10]
  • Johanna Lloyd, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [10]
  • Geo Lloyd, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [10]
  • Sarah Lloyd, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1717 [10]
  • Richard Lloyd, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [10]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lloyd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Lloyd, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803-1827 [10]
  • Joseph Lloyd, aged 45, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [10]
  • Elijah Lloyd, aged 54, who arrived in Texas in 1827 [10]
  • Peter Lloyd, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835 [10]
  • William Lloyd, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [10]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Lloyd migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lloyd Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Ambrose Lloyd, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • David Lloyd, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Edward Lloyd, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Daniel Lloyd U.E. (b. 1763) born in Tyrone, New York, USA who settled in Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Kings Royal Regiment of New York, married with 9 children he died in 1802 [11]
  • Mr. George Henry Lloyd U.E. (b. 1765) born in New York, USA who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Kings Royal Regiment of New York 2nd Battalion, married to Katherine Young having 15 children he died in 1834 [11]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lloyd Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John, Lloyd Jr., who landed in Canada in 1828
  • Thomas Lloyd, aged 9, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Garret Lloyd, who landed in Canada in 1836
  • James, Lloyd Sr., who arrived in Canada in 1836
  • Frederick Lloyd, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862
Lloyd Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • M Lloyd, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Australia Lloyd migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lloyd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Nathan Lloyd, British Convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [12]
  • Miss Ann Lloyd, Welsh convict who was convicted in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, Wales for life, transported aboard the "Experiment" on 4th December 1803, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [13]
  • Mr. William Lloyd, British Convict who was convicted in Shropshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Coromandel" on 27th October 1819, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [14]
  • Mr. James Lloyd, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Dromedary" on 11th September 1819, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [15]
  • Mr. John Lloyd, (Jones), English convict who was convicted in Shropshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Dromedary" on 11th September 1819, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [15]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Lloyd migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lloyd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Lloyd, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Duke of Roxburgh
  • John Frederick Lloyd, who landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Frederick Augustus Lloyd, aged 19, a clerk, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Henry Lloyd, aged 21, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Mr. Lloyd, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 [16]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

West Indies Lloyd migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [17]
Lloyd Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Judith Lloyd, aged 18, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [10]
  • Katherin Lloyd, aged 19, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [10]
  • MissKatherin Lloyd, (b. 1616), aged 19, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Anne and Elizabeth" arriving in Barbados in 1635 [18]
  • Daniell Lloyd, who settled in Jamaica in 1685

Contemporary Notables of the name Lloyd (post 1700) +

  • Norman Lloyd (1914-2021), born Norman Perlmutter, an American actor, producer, and director, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Daniel Auschlander, one of the starring roles on the medical drama St. Elsewhere
  • Sam Lloyd Jr. (1963-2020), American actor, singer, and musician, best known for his role as Ted Buckland on the comedy-drama series Scrubs and the sitcom Cougar Town
  • Lewis Kevin Lloyd (1959-2019), American basketball player who played most of his professional career for the National Basketball Association's Houston Rockets
  • Rachel Marilyn Lloyd (1929-2018), née Laird, an American politician and businesswoman, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee (1975-1995)
  • Henry Demarest Lloyd (1847-1903), American journalist
  • Harold Clayton Lloyd (1893-1971), American film comedian
  • Jake Lloyd (b. 1989), American Actor
  • Clio L. Lloyd, American politician, Mayor of Santa Barbara, California, 1909 [19]
  • Charles W. Lloyd, American Democratic Party politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Monongalia County; Elected 1954, 1960 [19]
  • Carl Stanton Lloyd (b. 1894), American Republican politician, Village President of Winnetka, Illinois, 1952-56 [19]
  • ... (Another 95 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. William Michael Lloyd (b. 1964), American Private 1st Class from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA who died in the crash [20]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Philip Lloyd (b. 1891), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Marylebone, London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [21]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. P D Lloyd, British Sub Lieutenant (A), who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [22]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. William Lloyd, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [23]
HMS Royal Oak
  • David J. Lloyd, British Leading Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [24]
  • Ronald George Lloyd (d. 1939), British Stoker 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [24]
Prince of Wales colliery
  • Mr. George Lloyd (b. 1842), Welsh coal miner who was working at the Prince of Wales Colliery in Abercarn, Wales on the 11th September 1878 when there was a coal mine explosion; he died [25]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Humphrey Lloyd (d. 1912), aged 32, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [26]
  • Mr. William LLoyd (d. 1912), aged 29, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [26]
Winter Quarters coal mine
  • Mr. Benjamin L. Lloyd (b. 1861), Welsh mine worker from Glamorganshire, Wales residing in Grand Junction, Colorado who worked in the Winter Quarters coal mine on 1st May 1900, when 10 of the 25lb kegs of black powder exploded; he died in the explosion [27]
  • Mr. John Lloyd (b. 1858), Welsh mine worker from Pembrokeshire, Wales residing in Scofield, Utah who worked in the Winter Quarters coal mine on 1st May 1900, when 10 of the 25lb kegs of black powder exploded; he died in the explosion [27]


The Lloyd Motto +

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.


Suggested Readings for the name Lloyd +

  • John and Prudence Lloyd by Oliver C. Weaver.
  • The Lloyds of Southern Maryland by Daniel Boone Lloyd.

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  24. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
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  27. ^ Miners killed in Winter Quarters (retrieved 28th July 2021). Retrieved from http://www.carbon-utgenweb.com/miners.html


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