Greenford Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History

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Very little is known about this surname. It means “dweller by the green ford”. It derives from the Old English words grene (green) and ford (ford, a shallow point where a river can be crossed). The Greenford family motto is Fide sed cui vide, meaning “Trust, but in whom take care”. An early bearer of the name was John Greneford who was documented as living in 1259 AD. One notable person with this last name was John of Greenford, a medieval Bishop of Chichester from 1173-1180 AD.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) Quarterly, or and az. a lion ramp. counterchanged.
2) Per fesse vert and or, a lion ramp. counterchanged.
3) (Levanton, co. Kent). Motto—Fide sed cui vide. Gu. a chev. erm. betw. three squirrels or. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a boar’s head and neck az. betw. two wings ar.

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