Robertson A. Stafford

Brief Life History of Robertson A.

When Robertson A. Stafford was born on 28 January 1837, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Levi Oliver Stafford, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Haines, was 26. He married Louzeia C. Shields on 16 January 1860, in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Abbotts Creek Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years. He died on 10 May 1912, in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bunker Hill, Richmond, North Carolina, United States.

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Robertson A. Stafford
Ruth Jane Fulp
Marriage: 29 November 1870
Addie Mae Stafford
Charlie J Stafford
Ada Louise Stafford
Samuel Shelton Stafford

Sources (42)

  • Robinson A Stafford in household of Levi Stafford, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robertson A. Stafford - Government record: birth-name: Robertson A. Stafford
  • Robertson Stafford, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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Name Meaning

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 .

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

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