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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Lyford surname lived in the chapelry of Lyford found in the parish of West Hannay in the county of Berkshire.

Lyford Early Origins



The surname Lyford was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Lyford Spelling Variations


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Lyford Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Lyford are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Lyford include: Lyford, Liford and others.

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Lyford Early History


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Lyford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lyford research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1273 is included under the topic Early Lyford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lyford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lyford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lyford Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Lyford or a variant listed above:

Lyford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Lyford, who landed in New England in 1624
  • Anne, John, Martha, Mordecai, Obediah, Ruth, and Sarah Lyford, who all arrived at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1624
  • Mordecai Lyford, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1642
  • Francis Lyford, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1667

Lyford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Lyford, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1704-1705
  • William Lyford, who arrived in Georgia in 1738
  • William Lyford, who settled in Virginia in 1739

Lyford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles Harold Lyford, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Calhoun Lyford, aged 13, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Anna Lyford, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Chas. W. Lyford, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Edward H. Lyford, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Lyford Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Lyford, aged 59, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1909

Lyford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Lyford, aged 19, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Ann Lyford, aged 17, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Lawrence Lyford, aged 39, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Margaret Lyford, aged 36, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Thomas Lyford, aged 13, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lyford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lyford (post 1700)



  • Victor G. Lyford, American politician, Member of University of Nebraska Board of Regents, 1906-19
  • Mary Lyford, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Joseph P. Lyford, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut, 1952, 1954
  • Jesse S. Lyford (1819-1895), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lewiston, Maine, 1878-79
  • James A. Lyford, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Kingston, 1938
  • Richard Lyford, American documentary filmmaker, who won an Oscar in 1950

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. 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.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Lyford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lyford 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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