Are Bertha Clifford (Clifford-315) and Bertha FitzRichard (FitzRichard-92) the same person?

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Why does FitzRichard-92 have the surname Giffard if she has no children or spouse by that name?
WikiTree profile: Bertha de Giffard
in Genealogy Help by David Hine G2G5 (5.9k points)

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According to Keats-Rohan, in Domesday Descendants, Vol 2, Bertha was the daughter of Richard FitzPons (or Filii Ponii), Lord of Clifford, Herfordshire, and sister of Walter de Clifford.  That's where the name Clifford comes from, FitzRichard is obviously from her father..

She married Elias or Helias II Giffard, and had two sons; Helias III, and Walter.
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Thanks that answers my previous question about where Clifford came from.

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