Bedford Family History
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Bedford Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the county seat of Bedfordshire, or a smaller place of the same name in Lancashire. Both are named with the Old English personal name Beda + Old English ford ‘ford’. The name is now very common in Yorkshire as well as Bedfordshire.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Ledford, Belford, Elford, Binford, Bodiford, Medford, Beckford