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Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsTrafforde, Trayford, Trayeford, Traford, Trocford

Meaning & History

A habitational surname that originates from villages in Cheshire and Northamptonshire. First recorded as a surname in 1086.

The Cheshire version of the surname comes from as the Olde English word trog, meaning "trough" or "valley" and ford, a "shallow river crossing", meaning "the ford in a valley".

The Northamptonshire variant originates from Olde English elements traeppe, meaning a "fish trap", with ford also meaning a "shallow river crossing".
Added 5/30/2020 by jenna.lucille