Meaning and Origin of Telford - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Telford

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • French : Works in iron

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • Scottish and English (Northumbria) : not, as its form would imply, a habitational name, even though there is a place in Shropshire so called, but a variant of Telfer, assimilated to the pattern of habitational names in -ford. The Shropshire place is a new town, named after the celebrated Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford (1757–1834).