Meaning and Origin of Harford - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Harford

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • German : Flax
  • Old English : Rabbit archer

Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from places called Harford, in Gloucestershire and Devon. The former is named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + ford ‘ford’, the latter has as its first element Old English here ‘army’. In some cases it may be an altered form of Hereford.
  • Irish : mainly of English origin, an Anglo-Norman habitational name for someone from Hereford.