Stafford

First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
46k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Stafford" mean? The list below shows the origins of Stafford as well as things modernly associated with the name Stafford such as celebrities named Stafford.

Origin and Meaning of Stafford

"Stafford" is a name of English origin, and it means "Ford by the landing place". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary
  1. The county town of Staffordshire; several other places of the same name
  2. An English habitational surname from the placename

Notable Persons With the Name Stafford

Sir Stafford Cripps was a for Bristol South East, (Bristol East ), Member of Parliament, forBristol South East, and (Bristol East(1931–1950). His career lasted from 1947 to 1950. Stafford was born on April 24th, 1889 in London. He passed away on April 21st, 1952.

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Stafford Repp was a famed individual. He was most active from 1954 to 1954. Stafford was given the name Stafford Alois Repp on April 26th, 1918 in San Francisco, California, USA. He breathed his last breath on November 5th, 1974.

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Stafford L. Warren was a physician. His military service ended in 1947. Stafford was born on July 19th, 1896 in Maxwell, New Mexico. He breathed his last breath on July 26th, 1981.

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Stafford LeRoy Irwin was a notable person. His military service ended in 1952. Stafford was born on March 23rd, 1893 in Fort Monroe. He passed away on November 23rd, 1955.

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Fred Locks is a roots reggae singing and songwriter. His career lasted from 1960 to 1960. Fred was given the name Stafford Elliott on June 7th, 1950.

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Stafford Howard was a famous individual. Stafford was born on November 28th, 1851. He died on April 8th, 1916.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Stafford

The Lord Fellowes of West Stafford is a Lord Temporal and House of Lords. The was given the name Julian Alexander Fellowes on August 17th, 1949 in Cairo.

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Matthew Stafford is a famed somebody. Matthew was born on February 7th, 1988 in Tangerine, Florida.

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Drew Stafford is a hockey player for the Winnipeg Jets in the National Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2006. Drew was born on October 30th, 1985 in Milwaukee.

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Jessica-Jane Stafford is a famous person. Jessica-Jane was born on February 24th, 1985 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK.

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Jo Stafford was a traditional pop music musician. She holds the title You Belong to Me" and Paris in the Spring". Her career lasted from 1930 to 1944. Jo was given the name Jo Elizabeth Stafford on November 12th, 1917 in Coalinga, California, U.S. She died on July 16th, 2008.

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Edward Stafford was a noble. He holds the title 3 and 3rd Duke of Buckingham. Edward was born as the child of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, Catherine Woodville, and Duchess of Buckingham on February 3rd, 1478 in Brecon. He breathed his last breath on May 17th, 1521.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1884 7 0 7
1889 6 0 6
1901 7 0 7
1902 5 0 5
1903 6 0 6
1905 6 0 6
1907 7 0 7
1910 10 0 10
1911 9 0 9
1912 21 0 21
1913 22 0 22
1914 20 0 20
1915 21 0 21
1916 29 0 29
1917 30 0 30
1918 43 0 43
1919 39 0 39
1920 35 0 35
1921 35 0 35
1922 30 0 30
1923 30 0 30
1924 29 0 29
1925 31 0 31
1926 28 0 28
1927 28 0 28
1928 22 0 22
1929 27 0 27
1930 28 0 28
1931 26 0 26
1932 27 0 27
1933 25 0 25
1934 18 0 18
1935 42 0 42
1936 12 0 12
1937 26 0 26
1938 18 0 18
1939 26 0 26
1940 18 0 18
1941 18 0 18
1942 41 0 41
1943 25 0 25
1944 31 0 31
1945 28 0 28
1946 29 0 29
1947 33 0 33
1948 44 0 44
1949 37 0 37
1950 42 0 42
1951 41 0 41
1952 43 0 43
1953 39 0 39
1954 44 0 44
1955 32 0 32
1956 50 0 50
1957 42 0 42
1958 33 0 33
1959 53 0 53
1960 43 0 43
1961 45 0 45
1962 42 0 42
1963 37 0 37
1964 48 0 48
1965 42 0 42
1966 43 0 43
1967 27 0 27
1968 26 0 26
1969 46 0 46
1970 43 0 43
1971 24 0 24
1972 18 0 18
1973 20 0 20
1974 17 0 17
1975 28 0 28
1976 16 0 16
1977 16 0 16
1978 14 0 14
1979 17 0 17
1980 12 0 12
1981 18 0 18
1982 16 0 16
1983 19 0 19
1984 21 0 21
1985 18 0 18
1986 14 0 14
1987 26 0 26
1988 29 0 29
1989 15 0 15
1990 19 0 19
1991 24 0 24
1992 20 0 20
1993 15 0 15
1994 20 0 20
1995 18 0 18
1996 16 0 16
1997 15 0 15
1998 13 0 13
1999 8 0 8
2000 17 0 17
2001 10 0 10
2002 5 0 5
2003 8 0 8
2004 11 0 11
2006 12 0 12
2007 10 0 10
2008 14 0 14
2009 5 0 5
2010 10 0 10
2011 10 0 10
2012 12 0 12
2013 19 0 19
2014 10 0 10
2015 14 0 14

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Popularity of Stafford as a first name

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Popularity of Stafford as a last name

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Common last names for Stafford

  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Johnson
  • Rogers
  • White
  • Miller
  • Nelson
  • Cooper

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Stafford U.S.
  White 79.14% 64.26%
  African American 15.07% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.93% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.16% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Stafford

People with the last name Stafford are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Stafford

  • How Popular is the name Stafford? Stafford is the 5,421st most popular name of all time. As a last name Stafford was the 747th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Stafford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,694 babies born with the first name Stafford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Stafford to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Stafford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Stafford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Stafford is Thursday, October 22nd, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Stafford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Stafford was in 1959 with a total of 53 babies.
  • Random Stafford Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Stafford is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Stafford: Your name in reverse order is Droffats. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tfardsof. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Stafford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 46,394 people with the last name Stafford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Stafford? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Stafford as their last name.

What Stafford's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Stafford mean?

Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Tis for tender, loving nature.

Ais for adorable, how precious

Fis for favorite, everyone's best friend.

Fis for fickle, you can change your mind!

Ois for orderly, a lifelong passion.

Ris for respect, earned through your actions

Dis for discreet, you can keep a secret.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.