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- (surname): fforde
- A topographic surname for someone who lived near a ford.
- A number of places in England:
- A hamlet in Dinton with Ford and Upton parish, Buckinghamshire (OS grid ref SP7709).
- A hamlet south of Ridgeway, North East Derbyshire district, Derbyshire (OS grid ref SK4080).
- A suburb of Plymouth, Devon (OS grid ref SX4656).
- A hamlet in Holbeton parish, South Hams district, Devon (OS grid ref SX6150).
- A hamlet near Cutsdean, Cotswold district, Gloucestershire (OS grid ref SP0829).
- A suburban area in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside (OS grid ref SJ3398).
- A small village in Northumberland (OS grid ref NT9437).
- A village and civil parish west of Shrewsbury, Shropshire (OS grid ref SJ4113).
- A village and civil parish in Arun district, West Sussex (OS grid ref TQ0003).
- A small village in North Wraxall parish, Wiltshire (OS grid ref ST8375).
- A village in Laverstock and Ford parish, near Salisbury, Wiltshire (OS grid ref SU1533).
- A small village at the south-west end of Loch Awe, Argyll and Bute council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NN8603).
- A number of places in the United States:
Ford (plural Fords)
- A make of car, named for Henry Ford.
- 1918, Willa Cather, My Antonia
- They have a Ford car now, and she don't seem so far away from me as she used to.
- 1922, Henry Ford, Samuel Crowther, My Life and Work, page 146
- There were several of us and we had a little caravan — the Lanchester, a Packard, and a Ford or two.
- 1958, John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society, page 141:
- It is easy to see why the modern car manufacturer does not enjoy the eminence of a Ford or an Olds.
- 1995, Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm, page 90
- Why don't you go round the country with a Ford van, preaching on market days?
- 2000, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Pay It Forward, page 24
- Unless, of course, he limped away, not sauntered off, maybe dragged himself to a hospital, maybe got out okay, maybe died, far from anything to tie him to a Ford extra cab, far from any ties to hometown news.
- 2001, Bernard Goldberg, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes how the Media Distort the News, page 174:
- And they can also live in a bigger house and drive something a little fancier than a Chevy or a Ford.
- 2003, Lois Lowry, The Silent Boy, page 140
- But if he had a Ford automobile, he could simply telephone the garage, and--
- We didn't need a Ford motorcar.
- 1989, Elmore Leonard, Killshot
- Elmore Leonard is as dependable as a Ford used to be and as knowing as a New York fashion designer.
- 2004, Robert McCrum, Wodehouse: A Life, page 154
- When she spotted her stepfather coming towards her she had pulled over and Wodehouse crossed over to greet her, noticing too late that she was being followed by a Ford, which swerved to avoid the Buick.
- 2004, Keith Bradsher, High and Mighty: The Dangerous Rise of the SUV, page 304
- A Ford dealer in Saudi Arabia repeatedly warned the automaker the same year that Firestone tires were failing on Explorers.
- A Ford memo in March 1999 said that Firestone's legal staff did not want to to replace tires in Saudi Arabia for fear that doing so would require Firestone to notify NHTSA, and added that a Ford lawyer had worries "similar to the Firestone concerns."
- 2005, William Braxton Irvine, On Desire: Why We Want What We Want, page 26:
- He is disturbed not by the crass materialism of his life but by the fact that he is still driving a Ford when he could and should be driving a Porsche.
- 2006, Hester Browne, The Little Lady Agency, page 59
- I remembered too late that Honey should probably drive a cute little Mini or a Ford Fiesta or some such. Damn.
- 1918, Willa Cather, My Antonia
a make of a car
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Ford is the 137th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 184,832 individuals. Ford is most common among White (62.05%) and Black (32.00%) individuals.