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The ancestry of the name Foord can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a keeper of the ford or river crossing.

Foord Early Origins



The surname Foord was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Foord Spelling Variations


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Foord Spelling Variations



Foord has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Forde, Ford, Alford and others.

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Foord Early History


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Foord Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foord research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1804, 1640, 1642, 1586, 1640, 1559, 1616, 1594, 1615, 1598, 1674, 1662, 1619, 1699, 1619, 1684, 1660, 1664, 1669 and are included under the topic Early Foord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foord Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foord Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: William Ford or Foord (c.1559-1616?), Church of England clergyman, he may have been the same William Ford who became Rector of Thurleigh, Bedfordshire in 1594 or the William Ford who became Vicar of Bristow, Herefordshire in 1615; Thomas Ford (1598-1674), an English...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foord Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foord In Ireland


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Foord In Ireland



Some of the Foord family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Foords to arrive on North American shores:

Foord Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Adrian Foord, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • Roger Foord, who landed in New England in 1644
  • Hester Foord, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Lettice Foord, who arrived in Maryland in 1673
  • John Foord, who landed in New Jersey in 1685

Foord Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John A Foord, who landed in Iowa in 1883

Foord Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Foord, aged 49, a widower, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"
  • Joseph Foord, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"
  • Ellen Foord, aged 9, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"
  • Mary Foord, aged 11, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon"
  • Charles Foord (aged 20), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foord (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foord (post 1700)



  • Charles William "Bill" Foord (1924-2015), English first-class cricketer who played 51 first-class matches for Yorkshire County Cricket Club
  • Herbert Vernon "Bert" Foord (1930-2001), English BBC meteorologist during the 1960s and early 1970s
  • Stu Foord (b. 1985), Canadian CFL football running back for the BC Lions
  • Heather Foord (1965-2009), Australian television journalist, recently known for her work on Nine News Queensland, Weekend Presenter (2009-2011)
  • Caitlin Foord (b. 1994), Australian professional footballer

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Foord Historic Events


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Foord Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Alice Foord (1910-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Alice Foord (1882-1914), née Ward Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Alfred Foord (1881-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Foord Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foord 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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