Stafford

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Stafford.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Stafford

  1. A placename
    1. A town in and the county town of Staffordshire, England.
    2. The Borough of Stafford, a local government district in Staffordshire formed in 1974, with its headquarters in the county town.
    3. An unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California, United States.
    4. A town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States.
    5. A small city in Stafford County, Kansas, United States.
    6. An unincorporated community in Holt County, Nebraska, United States.
    7. A town in Genesee County, New York, United States.
    8. A village in Monroe County, Ohio, United States.
    9. A city in Fort Bend County and Harris County, Texas, United States.
    10. A census-designated place, the county seat of Stafford County, Virginia, United States; also known as Stafford Courthouse.
    11. A suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
    12. An industrial suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  2. An English habitational surname from the place name.
  3. (rare) An unknown-gender given name transferred from the surname

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

Stafford (plural Staffords)

  1. A Staffordshire bull terrier.
    • 2016 October 6, Clare Damodaran, “Staffords are a loyal and lovable breed that are great with children. Digger had a great time on the walk playing with the other dogs and enjoying the lovely weather.”, in Daily Record[1]:
      Staffords are a loyal and lovable breed that are great with children. Digger had a great time on the walk playing with the other dogs and enjoying the lovely weather.
    • 2018 August 7, “Staffordshire Bull Terrier”, in DogTime[2]:
      Like all terriers, Staffords are diggers, so it is important to reinforce fences by embedding them in concrete or burying chicken wire at the bottom to prevent escapes.
    • 2019 March 12, Eleanor Ovens, “Crufts 2019: South Cumbria's winners and contenders”, in The Mail[3]:
      Staffords are an amazing breed to own and to be invited to compete at crufts is an honour.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From staithe (landing place) + ford.

Proper noun[edit]

Stafford

  1. A placename
  2. a habitational surname

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Descendants[edit]

  • Anglo-Norman: de Stafford
  • English: Stafford
  • Yola: Staffort

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