Subject: Re: The surname Cloyd
Author: Paul Cloyd   (guest)
Date: October 26, 2006 at 6:42 PM
Reply to: The surname Cloyd by Cloyd

A.D. Cloyd and others speculate that the Cloyd name comes from MacLeod. The earliest record of the Cloyd name comes from James Cloyd said to have been 9 years old in the Siege of Londonderry in 1689. I wish there was an earlier record found somewhere. I still have trouble believing 100% that it is MacLeod. The Welsh Clwyd seems like another option for a theory and until we find James Cloyds father. I have the line of my roots traced to James and this is the roadblock. Maybe someday someone can research records in derry and find more information. I would also be inspired by a Cloyd record prior to 1689.

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