First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Dweller at the sandy ford
First name variations: Sanborn, Sandy, Sanford
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of the various places, for
example in Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Oxfordshire, and Shropshire, so
called from Old English sand ‘sand’ + ford ‘ford’.
- Scottish: habitational name from a place in Fife, formerly called
Sandford (see 1), now known as St. Fort.
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