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

Loyd Early Origins



The surname Loyd 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.

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Loyd Spelling Variations


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Loyd Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Loyd name over the years has been spelled Lloyd, Llwyd, Lloid, Loyd, Loid, Lwyd and others.

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Loyd Early History


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Loyd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loyd research. Another 515 words (37 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 Loyd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loyd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Loyd Early Notables (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...

Another 228 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Loyd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Loyd In Ireland


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Loyd In Ireland



Some of the Loyd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Welsh joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Loyd:

Loyd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mathew Loyd, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Morice Loyd, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Nathaniell Loyd, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Math Loyd, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624
  • Theod Loyd, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Loyd Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Law Loyd, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Amy Loyd, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Johanna Loyd, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • George Loyd, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Lyonell Loyd, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Loyd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Loyd, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1842
  • Lishon Loyd, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Dennis Loyd, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848
  • James Loyd, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Margaret Loyd, aged 10, arrived in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Loyd Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • David Loyd, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • John Loyd, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mr. Daniel Loyd U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. George Henry Loyd U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Richard Loyd U.E. who settled in Fredericksburgh [Greater Napanee], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Loyd Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Loyd, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1832

Loyd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Loyd arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Loyd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Loyd (post 1700)



  • Charles Michael Loyd (b. 1956), former American football quarterback
  • Todd Loyd (b. 1975), American theatre director, actor, teacher and Artistic Director
  • Jerry Loyd (b. 1954), former American college basketball coach
  • Edgar Alex Loyd (1927-1976), American football end
  • Eric Loyd (b. 1985), American soccer defender
  • Overton Loyd, American artist
  • Samuel Loyd (1841-1911), American chess player, noted for his chess problem named "Excelsior," inducted into the US Chess Hall of Fame
  • Brian Loyd (b. 1973), American baseball player
  • Archie Kirkman Loyd (1847-1922), British barrister and twice Member of Parliament
  • The Rt Rev Philip Henry Loyd (1884-1952), eminent British Anglican Bishop and author
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Loyd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Loyd 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.

This page was last modified on 1 February 2016 at 11:47.

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