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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. el-fuh-ord(Middle English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsElforde, Elforda

Meaning & History

From the Old English personal name Ella, from the word oelf meaning "elf" or from the Old English alor/elre, meaning "alder tree." The name in full would mean "alder tree by a ford" or "Ella who lives by a ford".

From Surname Database and Guild of One-Name Studies.
Added 12/12/2018 by jenna.lucille
Edited 3/4/2020 by Mike C