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Gullford History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name Gullford is a Norman name that would have been developed in England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This name was a name given to a greedy person. It derives from the Old French word goulafre, which means glutton.

Early Origins of the Gullford family

The surname Gullford 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 Gullford family

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Gullford Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Gullford were recorded, including Gulliver, Gullever, Gullifer, Gulliford, Galliford, Galliver, Gilliver and many more.

Early Notables of the Gullford family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Gullford family to the New World and Oceana

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Gullford arrived in North America very early: Robert and Joan Gullever, who sailed to Virginia in 1620 or 1621; Thomas Gullifer sailed to Barbados in 1635; Anthony Gulliver sailed to Massachusetts in 1666.

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