Gifford Family History & Genealogy

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Gifford Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Feb 15, 2021

History

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Name Origin

Gifford is an English surname with two major origins. It could come from the German name Gebhardt, from geb (meaning gift) and hard (brave, hardy, or strong). It might also be from the Old French Giffard, from the Old German giffel, meaning cheek, and used as a nickname for a chubby person. Gifford family history starts with Walter Gifard, noted in the Domesday Book for Cambridgeshire in 1086. Gifford genealogy lays claim to a few famous individuals, such as Arizona Representative and point-blank shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords; TV host and singer Kathy Lee Gifford; and 18th- and 19th-century satirist, critic, and poet William Gifford.

Spellings & Pronunciations

Giffard, Gifford, Gyford, Gyfford, Jefferd and many more.

Nationality & Ethnicity

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Famous People named Gifford

Frank Gifford; Kathy Lee Gifford

Early Giffords

These are the earliest records we have of the Gifford family.

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1096 - Unknown
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1220 - August 1297
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1257 - Unknown
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1484 - Unknown
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1667 - Unknown
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1687 - 1748
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1698 - Unknown
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1723 - Unknown

Gifford Family Members

Gifford Family Tree

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Most Common First Names

Sample of 20 Gifford Biographies

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September 1873 - Unknown
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Mar 11, 1924 - June 1987
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Jul 24, 1940 - August 1969
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Jan 31, 1920 - October 1986
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Feb 2, 1913 - May 1975
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Mar 16, 1916 - Jan 17, 2001
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Mar 24, 1955 - Jan 20, 1994
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May 9, 1926 - Mar 4, 2003
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Mar 18, 1901 - October 1981
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May 20, 1937 - May 27, 2009
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Oct 7, 1906 - December 1981
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Mar 15, 1954 - Apr 5, 2011
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Nov 16, 1909 - February 1996
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Oct 31, 1950 - Apr 3, 2005
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Jul 27, 1905 - April 1987
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c. 1979 - Unknown
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c. 1968 - Unknown
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Unknown - Unknown
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Unknown - Unknown
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c. 1923 - Unknown

Gifford Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Gifford family member is 71.4 years old according to our database of 8,355 people with the last name Gifford that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

71.4 years

Oldest Giffords

These are the longest-lived members of the Gifford family on AncientFaces.

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Aug 24, 1897 - May 3, 2006
108 years
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Jul 29, 1896 - Oct 30, 2003
107 years
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Nov 13, 1873 - February 1977
103 years
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Feb 26, 1898 - Dec 23, 2001
103 years
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Dec 11, 1876 - July 1980
103 years
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Jan 29, 1896 - Jun 22, 1999
103 years
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Jan 2, 1908 - Apr 20, 2011
103 years
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May 25, 1891 - Jul 22, 1993
102 years
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Feb 13, 1908 - Sep 15, 2010
102 years
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Jan 13, 1890 - Jan 19, 1992
102 years

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