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Meaning and Origin of: Forde

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : River crossing

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and Irish : variant spelling of Ford 1 and 2. This is a very common spelling in Ireland.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Førde (there are eleven on the west coast), from Old Norse fyrði, dative of fjórðr ‘fjord’.