Safford Family History
Safford Name Meaning
English:: possibly a habitational name from Seaford (Sussex) from Old English sǣ ‘sea’ + ford ‘ford’. Until the 16th century the Ouse river flowed into the sea at this point. habitational name from Salford (Lancashire) Salford (Bedfordshire) or Salfords in Horley (Surrey) from Old English salh ‘willow sallow’ + ford ‘ford river crossing’. habitational name from Salford (Oxfordshire) Abbots Salford and Salford Priors (Warwickshire) or Saltford (Somerset) from Old English salt ‘salt’ + ford ‘ford river crossing’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press