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Sanford Family History

Sanford Name Meaning
English: variant of Sandford.

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

1,724,370 Historical Documents with Sanford on Ancestry.com
240,603 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
43,236 Military Records
12,952 Immigration Records
197,636 Census and Voter Lists
1,229,943 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sanford Families

  • Number of Sanford families
     351 - 699
     118 - 350
     1 - 117
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sanford families
     91 - 179
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sanford families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sanford census records

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Sanford Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Sanford families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Sanford Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Sanford families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Sanford

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Sanford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sanford census records

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Sanford Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

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