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This name is of English locational origin from either of two places thus called - Bamford in Derbyshire and Lancashire. The former, recorded as Banford in The Domesday Book of 1086 and as Bamford in the 1228 Charter of that country, derives its name from the Old English pre 7th Century "beam" meaning a beam, plus ford, a fordhence, "river ford with a beam (or footbridge)". The latter, recorded as Baunford in the 1282 "Fine Court Rolls of Lancashire" and as Bamford in 1322 is named from the same elements.

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