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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Gifford

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Gifford

Gifford Pinchot was a Governor of Pennsylvania and Chief of the United States Forest Service. He was most active from 1931 to 1935. Gifford was born on August 11th, 1865 in Simsbury, Connecticut. He breathed his last breath on October 4th, 1946.

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Gifford was born on December 29th, 1942.

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Gifford Nielsen is a football player. He was most prominent from 1978 to 1983. Gifford was born on October 25th, 1954 in Provo, Utah.

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Gifford Miller is a Speaker of the New York City Council, Member of the New York City Council from the 5th District, Speakerof theNew York City Council, and Member of theNew York City Councilfrom the 5th District. Gifford was given the name Alan Gifford Miller on November 6th, 1969.

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Gifford was born on January 24th, 1879. He died on February 5th, 1956.

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He breathed his last breath in 1930.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford is a tv presenter, talk show host, actress, singer-songwriter, and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1970. Kathie was given the name Kathryn Lee Epstein on August 16th, 1953 in Paris.

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Frank Gifford was a football player. Frank was born on August 16th, 1930 in Santa Monica, California. He breathed his last breath on August 9th, 2015.

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Cassidy Gifford is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2005. Cassidy was given the name Cassidy Erin Gifford by her parents Frank Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford on August 2nd, 1993 in New York City, New York, United States.

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Rufus Gifford is a United States Ambassador to Denmark. He was most active from 2013 to present. Rufus was born on August 5th, 1974 in Boston.

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Bertha was born in 1872. She left this life on August 20th, 1951.

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Frances Gifford was an actress. She was most prominent from 1937 to 1954. Frances was given the name Mary Frances Gifford on December 7th, 1920 in Long Beach, California, U.S. She passed away on January 22nd, 1994.

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How popular is the baby name Gifford in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1891 6 0 6
1897 5 0 5
1898 8 0 8
1900 5 0 5
1907 5 0 5
1908 6 0 6
1909 5 0 5
1910 7 0 7
1911 6 0 6
1912 14 0 14
1913 28 0 28
1914 20 0 20
1915 25 0 25
1916 22 0 22
1917 25 0 25
1918 23 0 23
1919 26 0 26
1920 40 0 40
1921 25 0 25
1922 36 0 36
1923 34 0 34
1924 32 0 32
1925 24 0 24
1926 33 0 33
1927 20 0 20
1928 16 0 16
1929 21 0 21
1930 22 0 22
1931 32 0 32
1932 21 0 21
1933 18 0 18
1934 22 0 22
1935 12 0 12
1936 16 0 16
1937 21 0 21
1938 19 0 19
1939 11 0 11
1940 12 0 12
1941 26 0 26
1942 15 0 15
1943 17 0 17
1944 21 0 21
1945 15 0 15
1946 24 0 24
1947 22 0 22
1948 21 0 21
1949 13 0 13
1950 11 0 11
1951 14 0 14
1952 23 0 23
1953 24 0 24
1954 17 0 17
1955 26 0 26
1956 20 0 20
1957 17 0 17
1958 20 0 20
1959 18 0 18
1960 22 0 22
1961 17 0 17
1962 23 0 23
1963 16 0 16
1964 13 0 13
1965 10 0 10
1966 8 0 8
1967 11 0 11
1968 15 0 15
1969 9 0 9
1970 8 0 8
1971 10 0 10
1972 12 0 12
1973 9 0 9
1974 8 0 8
1975 9 0 9
1976 11 0 11
1977 12 0 12
1978 7 0 7
1979 12 0 12
1980 10 0 10
1981 9 0 9
1982 8 0 8
1983 6 0 6
1984 9 0 9
1985 9 0 9
1986 5 0 5
1987 9 0 9
1988 7 0 7
1989 8 0 8
1991 7 0 7
1992 8 0 8
1995 7 0 7
1998 5 0 5
2013 5 0 5
2014 5 0 5
2017 6 0 6

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Popularity of Gifford as a last name

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Common last names for Gifford

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Martin
  • Cook

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Gifford U.S.
  White 92.37% 64.26%
  African American 2.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.69% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.84% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Gifford

People with the last name Gifford are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Gifford

  • How Popular is the name Gifford? Gifford is the 8,311th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gifford was the 1,834th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Gifford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,452 babies born with the first name Gifford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gifford to occupy the territory of Tokelau (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,411 (as of October 18, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gifford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1891 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Gifford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gifford is Monday, July 20th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Gifford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gifford was in 1920 with a total of 40 babies.
  • Random Gifford Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Gifford is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Gifford: Your name in reverse order is Droffig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rifofdg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Gifford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,514 people with the last name Gifford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gifford? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Gifford as their last name.

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