Stafford name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Stafford mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Stafford

User Submitted Origins

African Dutch (Afrikaans)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Georgia, U.S. says the name Stafford means "Gift of god" and is of African Dutch (Afrikaans) origin.
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International Interest
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  1. A town in and the county town of Staffordshire, England.
  2. The Borough of Stafford, a local government district in Staffordshire formed in 1974, with its headquarters in the county town.
  3. An unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California, United States.
  4. A town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States.
  5. A small city in Stafford County, Kansas, United States.
  6. An unincorporated community in Holt County, Nebraska, United States.
  7. A town in Genesee County, New York, United States.
  8. A village in Monroe County, Ohio, United States.
  9. A city in Fort Bend County and Harris County, Texas, United States.
  10. A census-designated place, the county seat of Stafford County, Virginia, United States; also known as Stafford Courthouse.
  11. A suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  12. An industrial suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  13. An English habitational surname from the place name.
  14. A rare given name transferred from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Stafford

Notable Persons Named Stafford

Sir Stafford Cripps

Sir Stafford Cripps was a for Bristol South East, (Bristol East ), Member of Parliament, forBristol South East, and (Bristol East(1931–1950). His career lasted from 1947 to 1950. Stafford was born on April 24th, 1889 in London. He passed away on April 21st, 1952.

Stafford Repp

He was most active from 1954 to 1954. Stafford was given the name Stafford Alois Repp on April 26th, 1918 in San Francisco, California, USA. He breathed his last breath on November 5th, 1974.

Stafford L. Warren

Stafford L. Warren was a physician. His military service ended in 1947. Stafford was born on July 19th, 1896 in Maxwell, New Mexico. He breathed his last breath on July 26th, 1981.

Stafford LeRoy Irwin

His military service ended in 1952. Stafford was born on March 23rd, 1893 in Fort Monroe. He passed away on November 23rd, 1955.

Fred Locks

Fred Locks is a roots reggae singing and songwriter. His career lasted from 1960 to 1960. Fred was given the name Stafford Elliott on June 7th, 1950.

Stafford Howard

Stafford was born on November 28th, 1851. He died on April 8th, 1916.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Stafford

Notable Persons With the Last Name Stafford

The Lord Fellowes of West Stafford

The Lord Fellowes of West Stafford is a Lord Temporal and House of Lords. The was given the name Julian Alexander Fellowes on August 17th, 1949 in Cairo.

Matthew Stafford

Matthew was born on February 7th, 1988 in Tangerine, Florida.

Drew Stafford

Drew Stafford is a hockey player for the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Drew was born on October 30th, 1985 in Milwaukee.

Jessica-Jane Stafford

Jessica-Jane was born on February 24th, 1985 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK.

Jo Stafford

Jo Stafford was a traditional pop music musician. She holds the title You Belong to Me" and Paris in the Spring". Her career lasted from 1930 to 1944. Jo was given the name Jo Elizabeth Stafford on November 12th, 1917 in Coalinga, California, U.S. She died on July 16th, 2008.

Edward Stafford

Edward Stafford was a noble. He holds the title 3 and 3rd Duke of Buckingham. Edward was born as the child of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, Catherine Woodville, and Duchess of Buckingham on February 3rd, 1478 in Brecon. He breathed his last breath on May 17th, 1521.

  • Ed Stafford
  • Michelle Stafford
  • Nancy Stafford
  • Jim Stafford
  • Thomas P. Stafford
    Test Pilot
  • Humphrey Stafford
  • Jean Stafford
  • 1st Baron Stafford Henry Stafford
  • Jeffrey Byron
    Actor; Screenwriter
  • Lady Anne Stafford
  • Robert Stafford
    Office Holder
  • Ralph de Stafford
  • Duchess of Norfolk Elizabeth Stafford
  • Grace Stafford

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Stafford U.S.
  White 79.14% 64.26%
  African American 15.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.93% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Stafford

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

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Fun Facts about the name Stafford

  • What name lists does Stafford rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Stafford? Stafford is the 5,709th most popular name of all time. As a last name Stafford was the 747th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Stafford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,749 babies born with the first name Stafford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Stafford to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Stafford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Stafford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Stafford is Thursday, October 22nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Stafford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Stafford was in 1959 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Stafford Factoid: According to the 1953 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Stafford is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 1953.
  • Weird things about the name Stafford: The name spelled backwards is Droffats. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Rffsotda. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Stafford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 46,394 people with the last name Stafford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Stafford? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Stafford as their last name.
  • Stafford name meaning

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