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Biffarde is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived near a ford, a shallow place in a river or stream which could be crossed by wading. The surname Biffarde is derived from the Old English words bi, which means by, and ford, which means ford. The surname Biffarde may also be derived from residence in the settlement of Byford in Hertfordshire.

Early Origins of the Biffarde family


The surname Biffarde was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, long before the advent of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Biffarde family

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Early History of the Biffarde family


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Biffarde Spelling Variations

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Biffarde Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Biffarde has been recorded under many different variations, including Biford, Biforde, Byford, Byforde, Bifford, Byfford, Biffard, Biffort, Byfford and many more.

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Early Notables of the Biffarde family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Biffarde family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Biffarde family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Biffarde family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Biffarde or a variant listed above: William Byford who arrived in Philadelphia in 1880; Thomas, William, and Martha Byford, arrived in Barbados in 1664; and later transferred to the mainland in Virginia.

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