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Origin and popularity of the name FORDE


Forde : 1: English and Irish: variant of Ford 1 and 2. This is a very common spelling in Ireland.2: Norwegian (Førde): habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Førde (there are eleven on the west coast) from Old Norse fyrthi dative of fjǫrthr ‘fjord’.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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