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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. GI-ferd  [key]
Other Forms FormsGiffard, Gifard

Meaning & History

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."
Added 9/21/2016 by anonymous
Edited 3/4/2020 by Mike C