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Safford Family History

Safford Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Seaford in East Sussex, named with Old English s? ‘sea’ + ford ‘ford’. Until the 16th century, the Ouse river flowed into the sea at this point.

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

201,837 Historical Documents with Safford on Ancestry.com
33,143 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,886 Military Records
2,202 Immigration Records
29,335 Census and Voter Lists
132,271 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Safford Families

  • Number of Safford families
     78 - 154
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Safford families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Safford last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Safford census records

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Safford Family Origin

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Safford Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Safford

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Safford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Safford census records

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Safford Civil War Service Records

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