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.
Early Origins of the Playford family
Suffolk where the first on record is Fulcher de Pleiforda, listed in the Pipe Rolls of Suffolk in 1130.
Early History of the Playford family
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Playford Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Playford, Playforde and others.
Early Notables of the Playford family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Playford family to the New World and Oceana
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Playford Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Playford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Playford (post 1700)
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