Meaning:Ford by a landing place
Hailing from Staffordshire in England, this name is of English and Norman origins and has been around for centuries. Typically masculine and usually a surname, Stafford means "ford by a landing place." A ford is an Old English term for a shallow part of a river that can be easily crossed. Steeped in history, it has been found in many medieval manuscripts after being spread around Celtic countries following the Anglo-Norman conquest. Stafford is a lovely choice for your bouncing baby if you're looking for a name to honor your little one's roots.
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