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  • 1st wife of William Gifford (c.1615 - bef.1683)
    Not the same as Patience Russell Children of William Gifford and his unknown 1st wife: JOHN2 GIFFORD, b. 1642, England; d. 1708, Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA.. 3. ii.   PATIENCE GIFFORD, b. ...
  • Abbie Palmer Rogers (1841 - 1894)
    Abbie and Henry Rogers were generous, providing many public works for their hometown of Fairhaven, including the Town Hall which Abbie donated in 1894 shortly before her death.
  • Abigail Gifford (1742 - 1832)
  • Abraham Gifford (1714 - 1790)
    GEDCOM Source ===Ancestry Family Trees Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.; @R5@ === GEDCOM Source ===Record for Wil...

About the Gifford surname

Gifford Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Giffords Hall in Suffolk. It was originally named in Old English as Gyddingford ‘ford associated with Gydda’. Compare Giddens.

possibly in some cases a variant spelling of Giffard, which may derive from an Old German personal name, Gifard, or from a Middle English nickname from Old French giffard ‘chubby-cheeked’, ‘bloated’ (a pejorative of giffel ‘jaw’, ‘cheek’, of Germanic origin).

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