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Padelford Family History

Padelford Name Meaning
English: unexplained. Its form is that of an English habitational name but no place of this name has been identified in Britain. It may be an altered form of English Puddiford, itself probably a variant of Puddefoot or Puddephat, a nickname for a short, fat person or someone with a pot belly, from Middle English puddy ‘round’, ‘rotund’, + vat ‘barrel’. UK 0; Not in OSGAZ, ADM.

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

25,208 Historical Documents with Padelford on Ancestry
4,946 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
424 Military Records
310 Immigration Records
2,776 Census and Voter Lists
16,752 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Padelford Families

  • Number of Padelford families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Padelford families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Padelford last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Padelford Family Origin

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Padelford Immigration Information

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Padelford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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