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The lineage of the name Horsford begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived near a stable or horse pasture. The surname is derived from the Old English words hors, which means horse, and falod, which means enclosure or field. Horsford may have also been given as an occupational surname to someone who worked at such a place.

Horsford Early Origins



The surname Horsford was first found in Yorkshire 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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Horsford Spelling Variations


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Horsford Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Horsford has undergone many spelling variations, including Horsfield, Horsefield, Horsford, Horseford and many more.

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Horsford Early History


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Horsford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horsford research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horsford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horsford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horsford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Horsford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horsford In Ireland


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Horsford In Ireland



Some of the Horsford family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 134 words (10 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Horsford were among those contributors:

Horsford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Horsford, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1633
  • George Horsford, who arrived in Maryland in 1665

Horsford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Horsford arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Horsford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Horsford (post 1700)



  • Anna Maria Horsford (b. 1948), American television actress

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Horsford Historic Events


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Horsford Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Richard William Horsford, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Horsford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Horsford 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 April 2015 at 05:19.

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