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The Anglo-Saxon name Safford comes from when the family resided at the estate of Salford which had three early locations in England including Lancashire, Oxford and Bedfordshire.

Safford Early Origins



The surname Safford 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Safford Spelling Variations


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Safford 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 Safford include Salford, Sallford, Sallforde, Salforde and others.

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Safford Early History


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Safford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Safford research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 126 and 1260 are included under the topic Early Safford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Safford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Safford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Safford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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:

Safford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Safford, who arrived in Virginia in 1613
  • Thomas Safford, who landed in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1648
  • John Safford, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1665

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Contemporary Notables of the name Safford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Safford (post 1700)



  • James M. Safford (1822-1907), American geologist, chemist and university professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Brigadier-General Hermon French Safford (1894-1988), American Chief of Production Services Division, Office of the Chief of Ordnance (1942-1946)
  • Truman Henry Safford (1836-1901), American child calculating prodigy and later became the 2nd Director of the Hopkins Observatory at Williams College
  • Captain Laurance F. Safford (1890-1973), U.S. Navy cryptologist and author who wrote a book about Amelia Earhart's disappearance
  • Anson Pacely Killen Safford (1830-1891), American politician, 3rd Governor of Arizona Territory (1869-1877) the name "Father of the Arizona Public Schools"
  • William Edwin Safford (1859-1926), American botanist, ethnologist, and educator
  • Henry K. Safford, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Woodstock, 1902
  • Ephraim Safford (b. 1769), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canterbury, 1821
  • Edward L. Safford (1888-1972), American Republican politician, Newspaper reporter; New Mexico Republican State Chair, 1931
  • Anson Peacely Killen Safford (1830-1891), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly 17th District, 1857-59; Governor of Arizona Territory, 1869-77
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Safford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Safford 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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