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This is an English locational surname of great antiquity and early nobility. It is considered that most nameholders do derive from the county town of Staffordshire recorded as "Stadford" in the Domesday Book of 1086. This translates as "the landing-stage by the ford", from the Old English pre 7th Century "Staef" and "forda", a shallow crossing place. The twin villages of East and West Stafford in Dorset have also provided some nameholders. These appear in the Domesday Book simply as "Stanford" and this implies as slightly different meaning of "the stony ford". In a few cases as well the surname can be topographical, and denote a ford marked with staves...

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I’m a Stafford living here in the big State of Texas, USA. I believe from the trails….Staffords we’re originally “Norse” or norsemen. That’s what Vikings did was conquer and move in everywhere - including Ireland. :)

Stephen Stafford

Stephen P. Stafford from the State of Victoria, Australia. My Irish ancestors were John Stafford and Mary Stafford (nee Carey) who came from Ballyvaloon, in the Parish of Aghada, County of Cork before migrating to Australia in 1838 and eventually settling in the Warrnambool area in the western district of Victoria.


my information shows John Stafford born C.Cork married Mary Condon born 1798-1887, as john stafford born 1805 parents. Mary Carey born 1814-1887, his wife and her parents john carey 1794 and helen noonan 1796 born Agahada Co. Cork. thats all i have

Jacob W. Stafford

I would like some help knowing more about my family history. Would someone reach out to me?


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