When Christopher B Stafford was born on 30 August 1797, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Joseph Stafford, was 38 and his mother, Orpha Sweet, was 39. He married Laura Sophronia Eggleston in 1820, in Essex, Essex, Essex, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Sangamon, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 7 March 1870, in Rochester, Wabash, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rochester, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.
English: habitational name principally from Stafford (Staffordshire), but occasionally from other places with similar names, such as Stafford House in Ifield (Sussex), possibly East and West Stowford in East Down (Devon), and three minor places in Devon called Stafford, in Dolton, Broadhembury, and Colyton parishes. The places are all named with Old English ford ‘ford’ as the final element, but have different initial elements. The Staffordshire placename has Old English stæth ‘river bank, shore’; Stafford in Colyton (Devon) has Old English stān ‘stone, rock’; the Sussex placename has Old English stēor ‘steer, bullock’; East and West Stowford (Devon) have Old English stæf ‘staff, stave, rod’; Stafford in Dolton and Stafford in Broadhembury (Devon) may have Old English stæth, stān, or stæf.
Irish (Wexford): variant of Stocker .
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