John Ford

Brief Life History of John

When John Ford was born on 14 October 1722, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Ford, was 33 and his mother, Judith Richards, was 30. He married Eunice Wallbridge on 10 February 1742, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died in December 1797, at the age of 75.

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John Ford
Eunice Wallbridge
Marriage: 10 February 1742
Lucie Ford
Ephraim Ford
Lydia Ford
Eunice Ford
John Ford
Anne Ford
Asher Ford

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  • John Ford, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • John Ford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Ford, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford (Middle English, Old English ford), or a habitational name from one of the many places called with this word, such as Ford (Durham, Herefordshire, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex), Ford in Sefton (Lancashire), Ford in Crediton and Ford in Holcombe Rogus (both Devon), Ford in Litton and Ford in Wiveliscombe (both Somerset).

Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example MacGiolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin (see Foran ).

Americanized form of French Faure ‘blacksmith’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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