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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


Similar surnames: Welford, Alford, Halford, Wilford, Galford, Watford, Wolford, Warford

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Walford Family Origin

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Walford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Walford family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walford. The most common Walford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Walford's were Farmers.

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