The ancestry of the name Safard dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived at the estate of Salford which had three early locations in England
, Oxford and Bedfordshire
Early Origins of the Safard family
The surname Safard was first found in Bedfordshire
in the parish of Salford. "This place, which lies on the borders of Buckinghamshire
, was formerly the property of a family who took their name from it, and was afterwards possessed by the Drakelows, and the Charnocks, from whom it passed by marriage to the Herveys." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Safard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Safard research.Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1691 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Safard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Safard Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Safard have been found, including Salford, Sallford, Sallforde, Salforde and others.
Early Notables of the Safard family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Saffoled (died 1691), English empiric, (a person who, in medicine or other branches of science, relies solely on observation and experiment) originally a weaver by trade, received a license to practise as a doctor of physic from the bishop of London on 4 Sept... Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Safard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Safard family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Safard, or a variant listed above: John, Robert and Mary Salford who settled in Virginia in 1611; nine years before the "Mayflower"; John and Sarah Salford settled in Virginia in 1623..
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.