Salfork is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived at the estate of Salford which had three early locations in England
, Oxford and Bedfordshire
Early Origins of the Salfork family
The surname Salfork 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 Salfork family
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Salfork Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Salfork has been recorded under many different variations, including Salford, Sallford, Sallforde, Salforde and others.
Early Notables of the Salfork family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Salfork family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Salfork 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..