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  • Alexander Alford, Reverend (c.1508 - 1576)
    Spelling variations include: Allford, Alford, Aleford, Aldeford, Alforde, Allferd, Alferd, Allforth, Alforth, Alsford, Alvord, and many more. First found in Lincolnshire and Somerset, where the family ...
  • Reverend Alexander Alford (c.1555 - c.1646)
    Alexander Alford (c1555 - c1646) , son of Reverend Alexander Alford and Agnes Clark, was born about 1555 at Whitestaunton, Somerset, England. He died at about the age of 91 at Marblehead, Essex County,...
  • Benedictus Alford (1619 - 1683)
    ALVOJID, SERGT. BENEDICT-Service mentioned. (C. R. Yo1 II., p. 150, and Savage.) Enlisted from Windsor. (Tarbos, Tuttlc, Iiodge, Stiles' \Vin. and t7arker.) Son of 'l'liotn,~~an tl Joan (Ilawliirls), A...
  • Donie Ann Alford (1875 - 1958)
  • Eleanor Rebecca Veazey (1891 - 1948)
    Birth: Jun. 26, 1891 Death: Jan. 6, 1948 Family links: Spouse: Eli Lincoln Veazey (1882 - 1936) Children: Charlton Strickland Veazey (1925 - 2011)* Calculated relationship Burial:...

About the Alford surname

Alford - The surname Alford is evidently of loccal origin to the Somerset and Cheshire areas, the ancient form of which was Aldeford, meaning "Old Ford", whence Aldford, with the modern form being Alford. The "Old Ford" was a ford across the river Dee about four miles south of Chester on a typically straight ancient Roman road which starts in Chester. These place names are found in Cheshire, Lincolnshire and Somerset, England, and in Scotland, and it is probable that from this "Old Ford" the various families of Alford or Aldford have taken their name. Another meaning offered was wise counselor. (source unknown) - First found in Berkshire, with branches in Holt in the Welsh county of Denbigh, Meux in Yorkshire, Sussex and Hertfordshire, as well as at Ipswich in the county of Suffolk. Some of the first (American) settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Richard Alford, who settled in Virginia in 1624, at the age of 26. He was followed by John, also to Virginia in 1663, and Nico Alford who settled in St. Christopher, Florida, in 1635. (source unknown)