Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived by a small stream or an intermittent spring (Old English flōd(e), from flōwan ‘to flow’).
  • Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Llwyd (see Lloyd).
  • Irish : translation of various names correctly or erroneously associated with Gaelic tuile ‘flood’ (see Toole).