Beresford (surname)

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Beresford (/ˈbɛrɪsfərd/) is an English surname. It has its roots in the village of Beresford in the parish of Alstonefield, North Staffordshire, or perhaps in some cases from Burford (originally Berford), in Oxfordshire. The placenames are derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century words "beofor", meaning beaver, plus "forda", a shallow river crossing. In the Ashmole roll of 1322, there appears the name of Sir Symon Bereford of Warwickshire.[1]

Notable people with the surname Beresford[edit]