Gifford / Giffard
Devon / Co. Wexford
Worcestershire / Meath / Cork / Wexford

Gifford

The names Gifford and MacGiford in Ireland are usually of immigrant origin having been introduced into the Province of Ulster by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland during the seventeenth century. It is in the Northern Counties as well as in County Dublin that the majority of descendants can still today be found.

Origen: Normando. The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Gifford was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a chubby cheeked or round faced person. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French word giffard, which is a pejorative form of giffel, which means jaw. First found in Lancashire, where the family had been granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Variantes: Gifford, Giffard, Geffard, Gyfford, Gifferd, Geffard, Gifferd, Gyffard, Gyfferd, Gyford, Giford, Givard, Givord, Giverd y otros.

Motto Translated: I would rather die than be disgraced.

 

 

Charles Gifford & Agnes N ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
John Thomas Scott Gifford & Catalina Blanca Casaurang / Juana Sartori ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )
Singles / Others / Otros / Gifford ( modificado el / modified on 19.03.2017 )