Whatforde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Whatforde family
The surname Whatforde was first found in Northampton where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1196 when Eustace de Watford held estates in that county.
Important Dates for the Whatforde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whatforde research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1287, 1361, 1455, 1487, 1384, 1388, 1384, 1385 and 1388 are included under the topic Early Whatforde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Whatforde Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Watford, Wattford, Watforde and others.
Early Notables of the Whatforde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Whatforde family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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