Pafford Family History
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Pafford Name Meaning
from Old French pafard ‘shield’, hence a Norman nickname for a fighting man or metonymic occupational name for an armorer. probably a habitational name from either of two minor places in Devon: Pafford in Moretonhampstead or Parford in Drewsteignton, both named from Old English pæð ‘path’ + ford ‘ford’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press