Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. BED-fərd
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Contributor Contrib.Nifty_Name_Nerd on 7/29/2017
From the English county Bedfordshire and its principal city or from a small community in Lancashire with the same name. The name comes from the Old English personal name Beda, a form of the name Bede and the location element -ford meaning "a crossing at a waterway." Therefore the name indicates a water crossing once associated with a bearer of the medieval name.