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Alford Family History

Alford Name Meaning
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Alford, for example in Somerset and Aberdeenshire. The first is named with the Old English female personal name Ealdg¯{dh} + ford ‘ford’. See also Alvord.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Alford Families

  • Number of Alford families
     156 - 309
     53 - 155
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Alford families
     268 - 533
     90 - 267
     1 - 89
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Alford families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Alford Family Origin

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Alford Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Alford

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Alford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Alford Civil War Service Records

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