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The Anglo-Saxon name Walford comes from when the family resided in one of the settlements called Walford in Dorset, Herefordshire, or Shropshire, or in Walford Hall in Warwickshire. The surname Walford belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Walford Early Origins



The surname Walford was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, from about the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Walford Spelling Variations


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Walford 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 Walford include Walford, Wallford and others.

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Walford Early History


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Walford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walford research. Another 308 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1833 is included under the topic Early Walford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walford Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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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:

Walford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Walford, who landed in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1628
  • Jeremiah Walford, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1630
  • Thomas and Jeremiah Walford who settled in Charles Town Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Walford settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Elizabeth Walford, who landed in Maryland in 1668
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Walford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph R Walford, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Harry N. Walford, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1896

Walford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. Frank Walford, aged 35, who arrived in America, in 1905
  • Guy Walford, aged 27, who arrived in America from Bromborough, England, in 1908
  • Harriet Walford, aged 37, who arrived in America from Altingham, England, in 1910
  • Ellen Walford, aged 65, who arrived in America from Wednesbury, England, in 1910
  • Ernest Walford, aged 27, who arrived in America from London, England, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Walford Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • John Norman Walford, aged 23, destined for Toronto, Canada, in 1913

Walford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Walford, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Celia Walford, aged 25, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Ostrich"
  • Selina Walford, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Walford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Walford (post 1700)



  • Dr. Roy Lee Walford (1924-2004), American Professor of Pathology UCLA School of Medicine
  • Diana Marion Walford CBE (b. 1944), English academic, former Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford
  • John Erskine Scott Walford (1899-1961), English cricketer who played from 1923 to 1930
  • Cornelius Walford (1827-1885), English insurance writer
  • Thomas Walford (1752-1833), English antiquary
  • Steve Walford (b. 1958), English footballer
  • Garth Neville Walford VC (1883-1915), English army captain who received the Victoria Cross for bravery during WWI
  • Lawrence Walford (b. 1972), British television director
  • Gerald A. "Gerry" Walford, Canadian former ice hockey player, and college ice hockey head coach at Ohio State
  • Major-General Alfred Ernest Walford (1896-1990), Canadian Adjutant-General, National Defence Headquarters
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nosce teipsum
Motto Translation: Know thyself.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Walford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walford 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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