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Re: Dunford 1600-1900.
Posted by: Kevin Smith Date: November 26, 2000 at 23:21:42
In Reply to: Dunford 1600-1900. by Rene Walker Dunford of 441

According to A Dictionary of English Surnames (Oxford University Press, 1997), the surname DUNFORD comes from Dunford Bridge in Thurlstone and Dunford House in Methley, both in Yorkshire, England, or as a corruption of the placename Durnford in Wiltshire.
Incidentally, ford is an Old English suffix rarely found in Scotland, whereas dun is both a Gaelic term meaning "fortified place" and an Old English term meaning "hill" or "down".


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