Walford Family History
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Walford Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Walford. Examples in Herefordshire and Shropshire are named with Old English (West Midlands) wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + ford ‘ford’. A second place of the same name in Herefordshire was named with Old English w(e)alh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, ‘serf’ (see Wallace) as the first element, and one in Dorset with Old English wealt ‘unsteady’, ‘difficult’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press