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Floyd Family of Horry, Marion, and Dillon Counties SC and Robeson and Columbus Counties NC

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This project is a depository for information and profiles regarding the Floyd Family of Horry, Marion, and Dillon Counties in South Carolina and Robeson and Columbus Counties in North Carolina as there are historical and familial ties to all Floyd groups in that region. If the profile has a direct line to a named Floyd male or female from this region, it is eligible for inclusion. Most trace their lineage back to the sons of Andrew Floyd and Ann Rowland Floyd - Samuel, Francis, James, Frederick, and Moses. Contact one of the collaborators if you are trying to make connections. There are several known female Floyds of this time - Sarah Floyd Reeves, wife of Solomon Reeves and possibly a Catherine Floyd. Women were not accounted for census data is spotty and their connection is not spelled out in any documents, but they do seem to be related to the men of that region.

Please contact a collaborator to add a profile or request to join as a collaborator or if you have any questions about a profile for inclusion. We seek profiles with some open sourced information for ease of access by members. Gedcom imports must include the actual information/sources. They are useless without it. Spouses of Floyd family members can be included as this demonstrates the extensive family connections. Families connected to the Floyd Family include: Lewis, Mincey/Mincy, Grainger, Johnstone/Johnson, Graham, Page, Nichols, Jones, Gerrald/Gerald, Barefield, Sarvis, Regan, Gaddy, and many more.

We seek any profiles who may include YDNA or other DNA data. The Floyd Project on Family Tree DNA is an excellent group to join with YDNA or MtDNA samples.

From Surname Database:

This unusual name is from the Welsh "Lloyd" a nickname distinguishing someone who was grey-haired, derived from the Welsh "llwyd", meaning grey. The name Floyd represents the English attempt to replicate the Welsh pronunciation of "Lloyd". Nicknames were very often used as a basis for surnames in medieval England, and in this case the nickname may also have applied to one who habitually wore grey clothes. The first recording of the name "Lloyd" is that of one "Richard Loyt", in the Worcestershire Subsidy Rolls of 1327. William Floyd (1734 - 1821) was one of the signatories of the American Declaration of independence. His great-grandfather Richard Floyd emigrated from Wales in the 17th Century. Sir John Floyd (1748 - 1818) pursued a brilliant military career in India, distinguishing himself particularly in the wars against Tippoo Sultan; he was created general in 1812, and baronet in 1816. His Coat of Arms is a black shield charged with a silver lion rampant regaurdant; on a gold chief embattled is a sword erect proper, pommel and hilt gold, enfiled with a red eastern crown between two tigers' faces also proper. A silver lion rampant regaurdant, murally crowned red, bearing a flag, representing the standard of Tippoo Sultan, flowing to the sinister proper, is on the Crest. The Motto "Patiens pulveris atque solis" translates as "Patient of dust and sun". The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard Floyd, which was dated 1509, in "Letters and Papers of the reign of King Henry V111", during the reign of King Henry V111, known as "Bluff King Hal", 1509 - 1547. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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While Floyd family members and connections are buried in nearly all church cemeteries and many other family cemeteries in the region, Some cemeteries of note for study:

Horry County, SC - - Once known as "Floyds Cemetery" near Nichols, Marion County on the Lumber River, but in Floyds Township. - Duford, Floyds Township. - Galivants Ferry

Marion County, SC - - West of Nichols, SC - Northeast of Nichols, SC.

Robeson County, NC - Proctorville - Orrum - Barnesville - Fairmont

Columbus County, NC - Evergreen