Galliford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Galliford thought to be of Norman heritage. It is a name for a person who was a greedy person. It derives from the Old French word goulafre, which means glutton.

Early Origins of the Galliford family

The surname Galliford was first found in Suffolk, where they held lands after the Norman Conquest. Roger Gulafre, Lord of Mesnil Bernard, held property in St. Evroult, Normandy in 1061.

Early History of the Galliford family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galliford research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1130 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Galliford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Galliford 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 Gulliver, Gullever, Gullifer, Gulliford, Galliford, Galliver, Gilliver and many more.

Early Notables of the Galliford family (pre 1700)

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Australia Galliford migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Galliford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Galliford, aged 23, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis" [1]


  1. ^ South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml


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