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The name Barford is rooted in the ancient Norman culture that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. It was a name for someone who was a person who was in the habit of going without shoes. Friars, pilgrims, and people doing penance often went shoeless. The Barford(e) variation was likely derived from one of the many places in England so named in Hampshire, Norfolk, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire.

Barford Early Origins



The surname Barford was first found in various counties and shires throughout Britain. Some of the first records of the name appears in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 and they include: Norman Barfot in Lincolnshire; Robert Barefot in Oxfordshire; and Alan Barefot in Cambridgeshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Henry de Bereford was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire in 1204 and in Yorkshire, William de Bereford was listed there in 1325 and later John Berford was listed there in 1419. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Barford Spelling Variations


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Barford Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Barefoot, Barfoot, Barfitt, Barfit, Barford, Barefield, Barefred, Barefoote and many more.

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Barford Early History


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Barford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barford research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1400, 1655, 1688, 1685 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Barford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Barford or a variant listed above were:

Barford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Barford, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • Joyce Barford, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Barford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Barford in Virginia in 1775

Barford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J.R. Barford arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barford (post 1700)



  • Ann Barford, American former female rugby union player who was member of the 1991 Women's Rugby World Cup champion squad
  • Ian Barford, American stage and television actor, known for Road to Perdition (2002), 13 Going on 30 (2004) and U.S. Marshals (1998)
  • William Barford (d. 1792), English scholar and Anglican clergyman
  • John Leslie Barford (1886-1937), English Ukrainian poet who wrote under the pseudonym of Philebus, best known for his works Ladslove Lyrics (1918), Young Things (1921), Fantasies (1923) and Whimsies (1934)
  • David Barford FRS, British medical researcher, and Professor of Molecular Biology, Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006, Colworth Medal of the Biochemical Society in 1998
  • Serie Barford, New Zealand performance poet from Te Atatu
  • Sir Leonard Barford (b. 1908), Deputy Chairman, Horserace Totalisator Board
  • Vernon Barford (1876-1963), Canadian (English born) photographer, musician, organist, choirmaster and teacher

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Barford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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