When Augustus Tripp Alvord was born on 23 January 1798, in New Haven, Addison, Vermont, United States, his father, Woolcott Alvord, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Dunham, was 27. He married Susanna Nichols on 24 January 1819. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lockport, Niagara, New York, United States in 1855 and Clinton, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 18 September 1872, in Trenton, Clinton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Trenton Cemetery, Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Illinois, United States.
English (southwestern): variant of Alford 1; the spelling reflects the southwestern English dialect pronunciation.
History: This surname was brought to North America by Alexander Alvord, who came from Devon or Somerset to Windsor, CT, c. 1645. He had many prominent descendants.