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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."

Early Origins of the Danford family


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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Early History of the Danford family

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Early History of the Danford family


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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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Early Notables of the Danford family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Danford family (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...
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Migration of the Danford family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Danford family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Danford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Danford, who settled 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
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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
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Contemporary Notables of the name Danford (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Danford (post 1700)


  • Lorenzo Danford (1829-1899), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio (1873-1879)
  • 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
  • Harry Danford (b. 1939), Canadian farmer and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Hastings-Peterborough from 1995 to 1999
  • David Joel Danford (b. 1984), British percussionist

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

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