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Lloyd Name Meaning

Welsh: descriptive nickname from Welsh llwyd ‘gray’. In Welsh the color term llwyd also includes shades of brown and it is likely that when used with reference to younger men llwyd denoted brown or mouse-colored hair.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bloyd, Blood, Cloyd, Floyd, Flood, Gloyd, Blond, Loyd, Klotz, Cloud

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Where is the Lloyd family from?

You can see how Lloyd families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lloyd family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lloyd families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 85 Lloyd families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 20% of all the recorded Lloyd's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lloyd families in 1840.
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What did your Lloyd ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lloyd. 16% of Lloyd men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Lloyd women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lloyd were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 859,000 census records available for the last name Lloyd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lloyd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 129,000 immigration records available for the last name Lloyd. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 105,000 military records available for the last name Lloyd. For the veterans among your Lloyd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lloyd lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Lloyd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Lloyd in 1941 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

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