Alsford Surname Origin
(Origin English) The Alder-Tree Ford. Its name imports that there was a ford, overshadowed by alder-trees, on the spot, but, by a mistake,the river here is ofter called the Alre.
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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