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The Danford surname is thought to have been a habitational name taken on from a place name; possibly from Darnford in Suffolk, Great Durnford in Wiltshire, or from Dernford Farm in Sawston, Cambridgeshire. These place names are derived from the Old English words "dierne," meaning "hidden" and "ford," or in other words "a ford across a river."

Danford Early Origins



The surname Danford was first found in Suffolk 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 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Danford Spelling Variations


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Danford Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Danforth, Danford, Danforde, Danforthe, Damforth and many more.

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Danford Early History


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Danford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Danford research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1327, 1568, 1570, 1639, 1455, 1487, 1626, 1674, 1634, 1622, 1699, 1634 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Danford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Danford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Danford Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Samuel Danforth (1626-1674), an American Puritan minister, poet, and astronomer born in Framlingham, Suffolk, arriving in Massachusetts in 1634; and Thomas...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Danford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Danford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Danford, who setted in Massachusetts in 1634
  • Thomas Danford, who settled in New England in 1650
  • Samuel Danford, who settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1674
  • Mary Danford, who settled in Virginia in 1699

Danford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Danford, who arrived in America in 1718

Danford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Danford, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • George Danford, who settled in New York, NY in 1822
  • George Danford, who arrived in San Francisco in 1851
  • Amy Danford, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Nita Danford, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Dublin, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Danford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edwin Danford, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Michael Danford, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Dunganan, Ireland, in 1906
  • Monford Danford, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Mary R. Danford, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Mary Danford, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Limerick, Ireland, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Danford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Danford (post 1700)



  • Major-General Robert Melville Danford (1879-1974), American Chief of Field Artillery (1938-1942) [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) Robert Danford. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Danford/Robert_Melville/USA.html
  • Lorenzo Danford (1829-1899), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio
  • David Joel Danford (b. 1984), British percussionist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, January 10) Robert Danford. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Danford/Robert_Melville/USA.html

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Danford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Danford 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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