Lord Family History
Lord Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English laford louerd lord ‘lord master’ (Old English hlāford) perhaps given to a someone who played the part of the lord or master of ceremonies in festival games. Irish: adoption of the English name (see 1 above) as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh (see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin (see McKiernan ). Americanized form of French Laure a variant of the personal name Laur French: unflattering nickname from Old French l'ord ‘the dirty one’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022