Suffix indicating a place on a river suitable for crossing or fording.
Other Word Forms of Ford
Origin of Ford
From Old English ford, from Proto-Germanic *furduz, from Proto-Indo-European *pértus (“crossing”). Cognate with English firth, fjord (via Old Norse), German Furt, and more distantly with port (via Latin).
Middle English from Old English per-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old English ford
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