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The Playferd surname is a habitation name derived from a place name in Suffolk. The place name in turn comes from the Old English word "plega," meaning "sport" and "ford," referring to a ford in a river. Perhaps the place was originally a site of sporting contests; however any evidence of this has been lost over time.

Playferd Early Origins



The surname Playferd was first found in Suffolk where the first on record is Fulcher de Pleiforda, listed in the Pipe Rolls of Suffolk in 1130.

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Playferd Spelling Variations


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Playferd Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Playford, Playforde and others.

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Playferd Early History


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Playferd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Playferd research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1596, 1608, 1623, 1686 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Playferd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Playferd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Playferd Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Playferd 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Playford, who arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1800; William Playford, who arrived at the port of Philadelphia in 1800; Robert Playford, who came to Alexandria, Vermont in 1818 with his children Rob William, Sophia and Harriot.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Playferd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Playferd 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 27 May 2013 at 14:20.

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