Last name origins & meanings:
- English: evidently from Old English blōd ‘blood’, but
with what significance is not clear. In Middle English the word was in
use as a metonymic occupational term for a physician, i.e. one who
lets blood, and also as an affectionate term of address for a blood
- Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd
‘son of Llwyd’ (see Lloyd).
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