The name Pulsford first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived 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
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
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."
Early Origins of the Pulsford family
The surname Pulsford 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.
Early History of the Pulsford family
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Pulsford Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Pulsford has appeared include Pulford, Pullford and others.
Early Notables of the Pulsford family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pulsford family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pulsford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- George Pulsford, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864