The Swafford name
The Swafford name is believed to have originated as a place, Swatfield Bridge in Willesborough, in Kent.
Swafford name variations and common misspellings
Swofford, Swaffer, Swafer, Swoffer, Swaffar, Swafer
Swaffords in the United States
Peter Jame Swafford and Irene "Rennie" Howard are believed to have married in 1762 and to have come to the United States from Dublin, Ireland in 1770.
Swafford did not rank in the top 1,000 surnames on the 2010 U.S. Census.
According to Ancestry.com, in 1880, 61% of Swaffords in the United States were farmers. Ancestry's records listing the name Swafford include 254,000 historical documents, 43,000 birth, marriage, and death records, 6,000 military records, 536 immigration records, 23,000 census and voter lists, and 180,000 member trees.