Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 14,077 people named Bedford in the UK. That makes it the 721th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 223 are named Bedford.
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Related and similar surnamesBeadford
The Bedford surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.