Lloyd Family History

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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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Lloyd Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lloyd name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lloyd. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Lloyd Family Origin

Where is the Lloyd family from?

Lloyd Family Occupations

What did your Lloyd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lloyd. The most common Lloyd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Lloyd's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lloyd family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lloyd ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lloyd Historical Records

What Lloyd family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Lloyd Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lloyd ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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