A Welsh surname the Lloyd family name came from the Welsh terms â€˜llwydâ€™ and â€˜clwydâ€™ which meant gray or shades of brown.
Spelling variations for Lloyd include Lloid, Loid, Lhuyd, Lwyd, Llwyd and Loyd.
A popular surname throughout Wales with the highest numbers of individuals in Montgomeryshire and Glamorgan with the Lloyd name.
The city of London, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Staffordshire in England have the greatest Lloyd populations. Those with the Lloyd surname in Scotland live chiefly in Lanarkshire and Midlothian.
The states of Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, Illinois, Texas, California, Indiana and Virginia have the greater Lloyd populations in the United States.
Famous: George Walter Lloyd (music composer from England), Richard Lloyd (race car driver from England), Anthony Lloyd (footballer from England), Christopher Lloyd (film actor), Danielle Lloyd (model), David Lloyd (tenor singer from England), Frank Lloyd (movie film director and producer), Percy Lloyd (rugby player from Wales), Sampson Lloyd (co-founder of Lloyds Banks of England) and Robert Lloyd (opera singer of England).