Staffard, de Stafford A surname of Anglo-Norman origin, de Staford from the place so named (there are few in England). The family that settled in the Barony of Forth in Wexford came from Buckinghamshire. In 1890 Staffard was principally found in Wexfod and Dublin, and the estimated number of bearers was 1,480. In the United States Stafford is the 628th most numerous surname with an estimated 52,250 bearers.