Meaning and Origin of: Wilford

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Ford by the willows
  • Teutonic : Valiant protector

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from either of two places called Wilford, in Nottinghamshire and Suffolk, both probably named with an Old English wilig ‘willow tree’ + Old English ford ‘ford’.
  • Dutch : see Williford.