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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (Cambridgeshire) : possibly a variant of Barford, a habitational name from any of various places so named, from Old English bere ‘barley’ + ford. In this case the most likely source is the place in Norfolk, although there are other examples in Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire.

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