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Ledford Family History

Ledford Name Meaning
English: habitational name, probably from either of two places called Lydford, in Devon and Somerset. The first is named with the river name Lyd (from Old English hl¯de ‘noisy stream’) + Old English ford, i.e. ‘ford over the Lyd river’. Lydford in Somerset was named ‘ford over the noisy stream’, from Old English hl¯de + ford.

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

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Name Distribution of Ledford Families

  • Number of Ledford families
     196 - 390
     66 - 195
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ledford families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ledford families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ledford Family Origin

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Ledford Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ledford

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Ledford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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