The subtitle of our family site has an interesting origin. It is the title of a book written in Welsh and means “from Hendrefiggilt to Livorno”. The book (in Welsh) which is written by a Welsh art expert about the works and history of a very famous Italian artist Llewellyn Lloyd – a member of our family. Llewellyn’s biography can be found on the site but he was born in Livorno, Italy as part of the Lloyd merchant family but instead of continuing into the family’s trading business became a well known artist.
Llewellyn’s art can be found in the Uffizi in Florence and also in Rome. There is a major street in Livorno named after him and there is also a street named after him in Elba where he stayed for a number of years.
The Livorno in the title is self-explanatory but the Hendrefiggilt needs explaining. Sarah Lloyd whose family is linked to Llewellyn was raised on a farm near Halkyn called Hendrefiggilt and the family seem to have owned it since at last 1800. It means big old house.