Place:Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire, England

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NameFonthill Gifford
Alt namesFonthill-Giffordsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.087°N 2.109°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoDunworth Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Tisbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Mere and Tisbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1934 - 1974
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Fonthill Gifford is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, to the north of the Nadder valley, 14 miles (23 km) west of Salisbury.

The name of the village and parish derives from the Giffard family, landowners, beginning with Berenger Giffard who was lord in 1086.

The parish had 70 taxpayers in 1377. From the 16th century until the 20th, most of the population were employed by the parish's wealthy households; 493 were recorded at the 1801 census, and numbers declined since then, reaching a new low of 102 in 2011.

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