Meaning and Origin of Welford - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Welford

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : From the springs

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : habitational name from any of the places named Welford, of which there are instances in Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, and elsewhere. The first is named from Old English welig ‘willow’ + ford ‘ford’; the latter two seem to have the first element well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.