Sandford name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sandford

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Old English sand (“sand”) + ford (“ford”).

  1. One of several villages in England.
  2. A habitational surname​.

Notable Persons Named Sandford

Notable Persons Named Sandford

Sir Sandford Fleming

Sir Sandford Fleming was an engineer, inventor, invention, and engineerandinventor. Sandford was born on January 7th, 1827 in Kirkcaldy. He died on July 22nd, 1915.

Sandford Schultz

Sandford Schultz is a cricketer.

Sandford Jr. Sellers

Sandford was born on February 5th, 1892. He breathed his last breath on January 27th, 1982.

Sandford Lyne

He breathed his last breath in 2007.

Sandford Sellers

Sandford was born in 1854. He passed away in 1938.

Sandford Arthur Strong

Sandford Arthur Strong was a librarian. Sandford was born on April 10th, 1863. He left this life on January 18th, 1904.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sandford

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sandford

Frankie Bridge

Frankie Bridge is a singer, dancer, model, and songwriter. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Frankie was given the name Francesca Sandford on January 14th, 1989 in Upminster, London, England. Frankie is also known as Frankie Sandford.

Tiny Sandford

His career lasted from 1916 to 1940. Tiny was given the name Stanley J. Sandford on February 26th, 1894 in Osage, Iowa, USA. He breathed his last breath on October 29th, 1961.

Daniel Sandford

Daniel was born in 1966 in Oxford.

Frank Weston Sandford

Frank was born on October 2nd, 1862 in Bowdoinham, Maine. He died on March 4th, 1948.

James Sandford

James was born on January 27th, 1989 in Richhill, County Armagh.

Charles W. Sandford

Charles W. Sandford was a militia officer, lawyer, and businessman. Charles was born on May 5th, 1796 in Newark, New Jersey. Charles is also known as Charles W. Sanford. He breathed his last breath on July 25th, 1878.

  • Ed Sandford
    Hockey Player
  • Daniel Sandford
  • Richard Douglas Sandford
    Military Person
  • Ebenezer Sandford
  • Daniel Keyte Sandford
  • Charles Sandford

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sandford U.S.
  White 76.68% 64.26%
  African American 17.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.37% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sandford

People with the last name Sandford are most frequently White or African American

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Sandford

  • How Popular is the name Sandford? Sandford is the 18,647th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sandford was the 13,572nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sandford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 421 babies born with the first name Sandford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sandford to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sandford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sandford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sandford is Friday, April 24th, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Sandford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sandford was in 1947 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Sandford Factoid: According to the 1947 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sandford is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 1947.
  • Weird things about the name Sandford: The name spelled backwards is Drofdnas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rdoadnfs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sandford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,234 people with the last name Sandford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sandford? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sandford as their last name since less than 1 person in 132k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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