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What nationality is the name Telford?

What nationality is the name Telford?

Old English
Telford is an Old English place-name which derives from the elements “taelf”, meaning “a plateau” and “forda”, meaning “a shallow river crossing”. There are several places named in the 1086 Domesday Book, the usual spelling being “Tejleford” of “Tevellsford” in Somerset, Warwickshire and Berkshire.

Is Telford a Scottish name?

Scottish and English (Northumbria): not, as its form would imply, a habitational name, even though there is a place in Shropshire so called, but a variant of Telfer, assimilated to the pattern of habitational names in -ford.

Is Telford Irish?

The town of Telford in Shropshire was named after him….Thomas Telford.

Thomas Telford FRS, FRSE
Born 9 August 1757 Glendinning, Westerkirk, Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Died 2 September 1834 (aged 77) 24 Abingdon Street, Westminster, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Engineer

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What was the last name of the Telford family?

Spelling variations of this family name include: Telfer, Talfer, Telford, Telpher, Talifero, Tailyefer, Telfair and many more. More information is included under the topic Early Telford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Where did the last name Telfer come from?

Telfer put his horse to the gallop charging before all the rest to the amazement of the English soldiers. “A name of great antiquity. The exploits of the noble jouglere Taillefer at the battle of Hastings are well-known.

Who was John Telford and what did he do in Australia?

John Telford, English convict from Northumberland, who was transported aboard the “Asia” on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen’s Land, Australia [3]

How old was Mary Ann Telford when she died?

Miss Marion Telford, (Johnston, Mary Ann, Telford), (b. 1823), aged 28, Scottish house maid who was convicted in Edinburgh, Scotland for 7 years for robbery, transported aboard the “Aurora” on 22nd April 1851, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen’s Land), she died in 1876 [4]