Frederic Dunford

Male28 August 1817–

Brief Life History of Frederic

When Frederic Dunford was born on 28 August 1817, in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Dunford, was 63 and his mother, Charlotte Childs, was 41. He lived in Marlborough, New Zealand in 1817.

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John Dunford
Charlotte Childs
Ann Dunford
John Dunford
Jane Dunford
Mary Dunford
Mary Dunford
Mary Dunford
Nancy Dunford
John Dunford
John Dunford
Charles Dunford
Rebakah Dunford
Frederic Dunford
Frederic Dunford

Sources (5)

  • Frederic Dunford, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Frederick Dunford, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"
  • Frederic Dunford, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (8)


Age 6

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1823 · Church Missionary Society Establishments

Age 6

The town of Paihia, within the inner reaches of the Bay of Islands, experienced growth at the hands of the Church Missionary Society. A mission was established in 1823, which led to the creation of the country's first printing press in 1835. The mission closed in 1850.

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 37

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

habitational name from Dunford Bridge, in Thurlstone (Yorkshire), so called from the river Don (a British name possibly meaning ‘river’) + Old English ford ‘ford’, or from Dunford House in Methley (Yorkshire), named in Old English as ‘Dunn's ford’ (see Dunn 2).

variant of Durnford, a habitational name from Durnford in Wiltshire, arising from Old English dierne + ford ‘hidden ford’. Alternatively, the name may perhaps arise from Dunford, alias Durnford, in Addlestone (Surrey).


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

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