Lord Name Meaning

English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities. It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlaford, earlier hlaf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants. Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh (see Tierney) and Mac Thighearnáin (see McKiernan). French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’. Possibly an altered spelling of Laur.

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List of People with Surname Lord

According to our database, there are a total of 10,990 people with the surname Lord. Among these people surnamed Lord, there are about 1,057 unique names, with an average of 10 people who have the same name. John Lord, William Lord and Richard Lord are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Lord, with 229, 177 and 169 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Florida has the largest number of people surnamed Lord, with a total of 1,076 people, and there are a total of 468 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Lord, with a total of 985 people and an average of 425 unique names.