Spafford Family History
Spafford Name Meaning
English (Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire):: habitational name usually from Spalford (Nottinghamshire). The placename may derive from Old English Spaldas the name of an Anglian tribe who settled chiefly in the fen-lands of Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire or from spald ‘ditch trench’ + ford ‘ford’. variant of Spofforth a habitational name from Spofforth (Yorkshire) probably from Old English spot ‘small piece plot of land’ + ford ‘ford’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press