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Early records reveal that this surname originated in England. There are number of places so called, three in particular; one in Surrey probably derived from the ‘eaold’ words that mean old (recorded as Adeford in the 14th century), and ‘ford’ that mean ford. The other in Somerset (Aldedeford in Domesday Book), of which the first element is the Old English female personal name ‘Ealdgyo’, composed of the elements ‘eald’ meaning old and ‘gyo’ meaning battle; and one in Lincolnshire. (Alforde in Domesday Book), of which the first element is either from the Old English word ‘alor’ meaning Alder or ‘(e)alh’ meaning temple, shrine. There is also a place of the same name in the former county of Aberdeen, in Scotland (now part of the Grampian region), which may lie behind some Scottish examples of the surname. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Alford’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the reign of Edward III, were a ‘John Alforde’, from the Somerset, England, is recorded. The exact period of settle… Coat of arms: Gules, a chevron betwen two garbs or in chief…
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