The ancestors of the name Safferd date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence at the estate of Salford which had three early locations in England
, Oxford and Bedfordshire
Early Origins of the Safferd family
The surname Safferd 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 Safferd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Safferd research.Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1260, 1691 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Safferd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Safferd Spelling Variations
Safferd has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Safferd have been found, including Salford, Sallford, Sallforde, Salforde and others.
Early Notables of the Safferd 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 Safferd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Safferd family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Safferds to arrive on North American shores: 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.