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Gifford Surname History
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Gifford Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Gifford can be complicated to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Gifford may be in dispute based on whether the name originated organically and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of family names that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple countries independently (such as the surname "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).
Gifford Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Gifford come may come from a profession, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these craft-based last names may be a profession in a different language. Because of this it is useful to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many modern names like Gifford are inspired by religious texts such as the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Commonly these surnames are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Favored of God".
Gifford Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In early history when few people could write, names such as Gifford were transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in public records. This could have given rise misspellings of Gifford. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Gifford family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Last names like Gifford vary in their spelling as they travel across tribes, family lines, and languages over generations.
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Gifford Family Tree
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- Harriet (Rose) Gifford born 1873
- S. Grant Gifford born 1869
- Floyd Gifford
- Elizabeth Gifford
- Absalom Gifford 1766 - 1849
- Jeremiah Gifford born 1736
- Jeremiah Gifford 1761 - 1849
- Abraham Gifford born 1763
- Abigail Gifford born 1763
- Dinah Gifford born 1765