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Type Surname (from given name)
Pronounced Pron. ZHEE-FAR(French) GIF-ərd(English)

Meaning & History

Possibly from Old French gifart meaning "chubby" or possibly from the Germanic name Gebhard. Walter Giffard was one of the Norman companions of William the Conqueror.