Last name: GIFFORD

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GIFFORD : This last name is indexed 161,755 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GIFFORD : English (of Norman origin): variant of Giffard either from the Middle English personal name Gifard derived from an Old French name of this form deriving from ancient Germanic geb- ‘give gift’ + hard- ‘hardy brave’ or perhaps sometimes a nickname from Old French gif(f)ard ‘chubby-cheeked bloated’.

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