|Last Name Meaning & Related Resources for the Surname GIFFORD|
| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | ZDefinition: One who gives generously or has a liberal disposition. From the Germanic given name Gebhardt, made up of the elements geb, meaning "gift" and hard, meaning "brave or hardy." 2) One who came from Gifford, Scotland, from "gaf," a Celtic root meaing "hook, a bend, or ford." 3) The Giffard variant of this surname likely comes from the Old French giffard, meaning "chubby-cheeked, bloated."
Surname Origin: English, Scottish
Alternate Surname Spellings: GIFFARD, JEFFERD, JEFFORD, GIFORD, GIFARD, GYFFORD, GYFFARD
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References: Surname Meanings & Origins
Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.
Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.
Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.
Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.
Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.
Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.
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