Rochford Family History
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Rochford Name Meaning
English: habitational name from either of two places so called: in Essex and Worcestershire. In both cases the name probably derives from the genitive case of Old English ræcc ‘hunting dog’ (perhaps a byname) + Old English ford ‘ford’, but its development has been influenced by the common French place name composed of the elements roche ‘rock’ + fort ‘strong’ (Latin fortis).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Crockford, Richmond, Beckford, Ashford, Radford, Bickford, Colford