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O'Rourke (Connaught)


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First, it is important to understand that like most Irish names originating from the Gaelic the spelling RORKE is a variant of O'Rourke. Other variant spellings include Rourke, O'Rorke, Roark, and Ruark. O'Rourke is an anglicized form derived from the Gaelic "O Ruairc". Ruarc was a personal name originating with the Old Norse Hrothekr, meaning 'famous king'. The prefix 'O' signifies grandson of.....


Heraldry Database: Lloyd

Lloyd







Surname:  Lloyd
Branch:  Lloyd
Origins:  Welsh
More Info:  Wales

Background:  The name Lloyd is a variation of the Welsh word llwyd or clwyd, which means "grey" or "brown". (Llwyd is also used as a personal name.) The double-l represents the voiceless alveolar lateral fricative of Welsh, and was sometimes also represented as fl, yielding the related name Floyd. First found in Montgomeryshire.


Motto:  Heb Dduw heb ddim, Duw a digon; Without God without anything, God is enough.
Arms:  Or, three mens' heads ppr. in armour ar. garnished of the field.
Crest:  A man's head ppr. in armour ar. garnished or, and on a labe lissuing from his mouth, and proceeding over his head, these words, Avonno div derbid.


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We are unable to locate the history for this surname. If you can provide us with this information, then please contact Arms & Badges!

Name Variations:  Lloyd, Llwyd, Lloid, Loyd, Loid, Lwyd, Flood, Floyd.

References:
One or more of the following publications has been referenced for this article.
The General Armory; Sir Bernard Burke - 1842.
A Handbook of Mottoes; C.N. Elvin - 1860.






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