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Sanford Genealogy & History

Sanford is an English surname that comes from the Old English Sand-Forda, denoting someone living or working at the Sandy Ford, or living at one of the many villages named Sandford or Sandyford in southern England, particularly the southwest. Sand-Forda likely means the smooth or shallow ford. Sanford family history starts with Jorden de Sandforda, noted in the Pipe Rolls of Warwickshire in 1175. Sanford genealogy boasts many well-known individuals, such as former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, former North Carolina Governor and Senator Terry Sanford, and comedian John Sanford, better known as Redd Foxx.


Sanford Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Marion Sanford-- --, 1915August 19,1990NY
B Felton Sanford-- --, 1924December 1,1994PA
C Douglas Sanford-- --, 1926May 15,2005NC
Daisy Sanford-- --, 1873March 15,1966CT

Sanford Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Frances Sanford-- --, 1907August 10,1988Somerville,MA
F Kerfoot Sanford-- --, 1919February 25,1990Luray,VA
G Gordon Sanford-- --, 1917July ,1986Florence,AZ
H Wayne Sanford-- --, 1928September 24,2008Tucson,AZ

Sanford Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Allan SanfordRosalie MatsonOctober 17,1941Wake, NC
Cleveland SanfordMary DeboseFebruary 3,1949Wake, NC
Haywood SanfordVirginia WilsonDecember 17,1938Wake, NC
Marvin SanfordAnna MortonAugust 2,1947Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Sanford

798th: Cowan799th: Randolph
800th: Bird801st: Daugherty
802nd: Burch803rd: David
804th: Horne805th: Barron
806th: Gaines807th: Osborn

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