This rare and interesting name is of French origin and is the Welsh form of the name "Delahoyde", itself a variant of "Deloitte", which is a metonymic occupational name for a gardener or a topographical name for someone who lived near an enclosed garden. The derivation is from the Old Provencal "ort" and the Latin "hortus", with the prefix "de la", meaning, of the (garden). It is interesting to note that one, David de Lloyd, was one-time professor of Music at Aberystwyth, and that Hugh and Anne Delahoyde are recorded as having a son and a daughter, John and Anne, christened on June 2nd 1818, and November 14th 1814, at Aberystwyth, which suggests that the name development occurred after the mid 19th Century. One Hugh Delahoyde (circa 1735 - 1786) is also recorded in Anglesey. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Mary Deloit, (marriage to Lewis Gille), which was dated August 1st 1714, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, during the reign of Queen Anne, "The Last Stuart Monarch", 1702 - 1714. 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.