Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. GI-ferd
Other Forms FormsGiffard, Gifard
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 9/21/2016
Gifford is an English name for someone who comes from Giffords Hall in Suffolk. In Old English, it was Gyddingford, or "ford associated with Gydda." Alternatively, it could come from the Middle English nickname, "Giffard," from Old French meaning "chubby-cheeked."