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