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Ford Name Meaning
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin (see Foran).Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.Translation of German Fürth (see Furth).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Ford Families

  • Number of Ford families
     1,040 - 2,077
     347 - 1,039
     1 - 346
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ford families
     2,322 - 4,641
     775 - 2,321
     1 - 774
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ford families
     252 - 501
     85 - 251
     1 - 84
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ford Family Origin

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Ford Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ford

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Ford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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