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The Anglo-Saxon name Pulford comes from when the family resided in the parish of Pulford, in Cheshire, a few miles from the City of Chester. The place-name is derived from the Old English words pul or pol, which mean pool, and ford, which is a place where a river may be crossed by wading. The place-name as a whole means "river crossing near a pool." The place-name was recorded as Pulford in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
compiled in 1086. The surname means "one who comes from Pulford," or alternatively "dweller by the river crossing where there is a pool."

Pulford Early Origins



The surname Pulford was first found in Cheshire 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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Pulford Spelling Variations


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Pulford Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pulford include Pulford, Pullford and others.

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Pulford Early History


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Pulford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pulford research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1190 is included under the topic Early Pulford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pulford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pulford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pulford 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Pulford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Pulford, who arrived in Barbados in 1664
  • Brian Pulford, who came to Virginia in 1697

Pulford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Pulford, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1751

Pulford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Pulford, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1876

Pulford Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Francis W. Pulford and George Pulford, who were on record in the census of Ontario, Canada in 1871

Pulford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Pulford, aged 38, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Cheapside"
  • John Pulford, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland"
  • Edwin Pulford, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
  • Susanna Pulford, aged 15, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pulford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pulford (post 1700)



  • David Pulford, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1933-60
  • Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Douglas Pulford CBE RAF, British senior Royal Air Force officer
  • Jaala Pulford (b. 1974), Australian politician
  • Katherine Louise Pulford (b. 1980), New Zealand cricketer
  • Robert Jesse Pulford (b. 1936), retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward
  • Ernest Harvey Pulford (1875-1940), Canadian athlete, who was a national champion in several sports

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Pulford Historic Events


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Pulford Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Pulford, British Petty Officer Writer, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Pulford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pulford 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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