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CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 6/23/2016
Meaning & History
English and Scottish: topographic name from Old English (ge)fyrhþe ‘woodland’ or ‘scrubland on the edge of a forest’.
Scottish: habitational name from Firth in Orkney.
Welsh: topographic name from Welsh ffrith, ffridd ‘barren land’, ‘mountain pasture’ (a borrowing of the Old English word mentioned in 1).