Milford Family History
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Milford Name Meaning
English (Devon): habitational name from any of numerous places, for example in Derbyshire, Devon, Hampshire, Norfolk, Staffordshire, and Surrey, named in Old English as ‘mill ford’, from mylen ‘mill’ (see Mill) + ford ‘ford’. Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolfhoghmhair ‘descendant of Maolgfhoghmhair’, a personal name meaning ‘chief of harvest’. The Gaelic name was first Anglicized as Mullover, which was later assimilated to Milford.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press