Join
Games Log in  | Not a member? Register or
Planning a 2018 Scotland trip?

FORD members around the world

FORD points found: 161

FORD Family History

This ancient name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is one of the earliest topographical surnames still in existence. The name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century "ford", ford, a shallow place in a river of water where men and animals could wade across. The term was used as a topographical name for someone who lived near a ford. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages.

The FORD Family Message Board

Leave a message for FORD family members.

  • Find your FORD ancestor
  • Tell us about your FORD Family
  • Ask a question about the FORD history
  • Tell us about your FORD ancestors

You must be logged in to post a message

Log in or register

Areas of Origin for FORD

Invite more FORD family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the FORD tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest