Lloyd in 2016, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Lloyd Polite, Jr.

Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 3, 1986

Ethnicity: African-American, Louisiana Creole [African, French, Spanish], distant French-Haitian

Lloyd is an American R&B singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and actor.

He has said:

Yeah, I got good hair. I got the curls. They never know what I am. Is he Indian? Is he West Indian? Is Guyanese?… From what I know, I’m Black. African-American. My grandpa had some Scottish blood. My grandma had Creole blood. My father was Black.

It is not clear if this Scottish ancestry has been verified/documented.

Lloyd has two children with his partner.

A picture of Lloyd’s parents can be seen here.

Lloyd’s paternal grandfather was Lloyd “Lois” Polite (the son of Eddie Alfred Polite and Genevieve Henderson). Eddie was born in Louisiana, the son of Baptiste/Batist Polite and Lilly/Lillie. Genevieve was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Ivory Henderson and Octavia Woods.

Lloyd’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia Fay Myles (the daughter of William Myles and Fannie Oneida Crowley). Sylvia was born in Louisiana. William was born in Louisiana, the son of Edward Myles and Sara Wilson. Fannie was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Leon Crowley and Thelma Williams.

Lloyd’s maternal grandfather was Rudolph Warner Lewis (the son of William F. Lewis and Ann B. Worthy). Rudolph was born in Louisiana.

Lloyd’s maternal grandmother was Rosemary Margaret Gardette (the daughter of Clarence Gardette/Gardetter and Lillian Charbonnet). Rosemary was born in Louisiana. Clarence was born in Louisiana, the son of Antoine Gardette/Gardetter and Cecila/Cecile/Cecilia Molina. Lillian was born in Louisiana, the daughter of Louis Charbonnet and Victoria Morales/Moralez. The Charbonnet family were free people of color. Louis’ paternal grandfather, Amable Barthélémy Charbonnet, was white, and was born on St. Domingue, now Haiti. Louis’ paternal grandmother, Marie Louise Mélite, was born in to slavery and freed along with her mother Mary by her own father, Jean Louis Beaulieu, a free man of color who owned them.

Lloyd is a third cousin of actress and filmmaker Issa Rae. Lloyd’s maternal great-grandmother Lillian Charbonnet was a sister of Issa’s maternal great-grandfather Joseph Louis Charbonnet.

Sources: Obituary of Lloyd’s paternal grandfather, Lloyd “Lois” Polite – https://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Lloyd’s paternal grandmother, Sylvia Fay (Myles) Polite – https://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Lloyd’s paternal great-grandparents, William Myles and Fannie Oneida Crowley – https://www.familysearch.org

Information about Lloyd’s maternal grandparents, Rudolph Warner Lewis and Rosemary Margaret Gardette – http://www.safero.org

14 Responses

  1. izzybizzy says:

    His hair is gorgeous

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