Milford Family History
Milford Name Meaning
English (mainly Devon): habitational name from any of the many places called Milford deriving from Old English myln ‘mill’ + ford ‘ford’. Irish (Antrim and Galway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair ‘descendant of Maolgfhoghmhair’ a personal name meaning ‘chief of harvest’. The Irish name was first Anglicized as Mullover which was later assimilated to Milford. See also Palmer .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press