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Telford Surname Origin
(Locality). The narrow or straightened pass or way, from the Welsh tel, tight, and ford, a way. Anglo-Saxon, Tillford, at the ford or shallow place in a river. 'At-ill-ford,' corrupted to Tilford.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Telford Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke