Padelford Family History
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Padelford Name Meaning
English: unexplained. Its form is that of an English habitational name but no place of this name has been identified in Britain. It may be an altered form of English Puddiford, itself probably a variant of Puddefoot or Puddephat, a nickname for a short, fat person or someone with a pot belly, from Middle English puddy ‘round’, ‘rotund’, + vat ‘barrel’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press