Origins of surname
This surname of Anglo-Saxon origin is one of the earliest topographical surnames still in existence. The name derives from the old English ford meaning a shallow place in a river where men and animals could wade across. The name was given to someone who lived near a ford.
The name Ford is first found in Jersey baptism records at the end of the 17th century, but it was another 100 years before registrations are found from which a descendancy can be traced.
- Foard, shown as a separate family
- Ford baptisms in Jersey
- Ford marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Ford marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Ford burials in Jersey
Great War service
- George William Ford (1892- ) (St H) son of George Edward and Leah Jane, Private, Australian Infantry
- Percy William Ford (1885- ) (St H) son of William Henry and Henriette Folley, RNAS, Sergeant RAF
- Ralph Walter Ford (St H) Officer cadet, Honourable Artillery Company
- Snowdon Edwin Ford (1888- ) (St H) son of Richard George and Alice Ann Aubert, Private, RAOC
These wills created by members of the Ford family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Charlotte Ford of St Helier, widow - 24 January 1882, D/Y/A/42
- Constance Ford, wife of Cyril Bernard Vallois, 3 Samares Avenue, St Clement - 15 July 1942, D/Y/A/109
- Frederick Ford, Yarcombe, St Aubins Road, St Helier - 3 February 1933, D/Y/A/94
- George Ford of Sanaldi, Plat Douet Road, St Saviour, bequeaths to Louisa Ford, half of Sinaldi, reversion to George William Ford - 18 February 1928, D/Y/A/88
- John Ford of Birmingham, England, now of Primrose Cottage, Jersey, Gentleman - 18 July 1863, D/Y/A/31
- Richard Ford - 27 May 1916, D/Y/A/75
- Richard Ford, 2 Lewis Lane, St Helier - 28 April 1919, D/Y/A/79
- William Ford, 28 Letchmore Road, Kingston on Thames, Surrey, Major - 6 May 1924, D/Y/A/84
- William Ford, 90 Bath Street, St Helier - 1 September 1936, D/Y/A/99
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