Last name: OLDROYD

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OLDROYD : This last name is indexed 16,870 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

OLDROYD : English (Yorkshire): variant of Ollerhead from a lost and unidentified place called Ollerhead apparently in Lancashire remodelled as if from a placename containing Yorkshire dialect royd ‘clearing’ (Old English rodu). The original placename may derive from Old English alren ‘growing with alders’ (from Old English alor ‘alder’ + the adjectival suffix -en) + hēafod ‘head top summit’.

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