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Re: Origin of "Floyd"

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Sunday, October 17, 2004, 12:23
Mark J. Reed wrote:

>This just occurred to me, but is the English (or is it only American?) >name "Floyd" by any chance a corruption of Welsh "Lloyd"? Hearing >[K] as [fl] seems reasonable for sn Anglophone . . . > >
Well, 'Lloyd', I believe, comes from Welsh 'Llwyd'. But I wouldn't doubt it. Shakespeare spelt 'Llewelyn' as 'Fluellen', I believe, in Henry V.