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Shuford Family History

Shuford Name Meaning
Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered form of Shefford, an English habitational name from Shefford in Bedfordshire, or Great or East Shefford in Berkshire, all named with Old English sceap ‘sheep’ + ford ‘ford’. Alternatively, it could be an Americanized form of French Chuffard, probably derived from the dialect word chuffer ‘to call’, and hence a nickname for a (town) crier.

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

97,378 Historical Documents with Shuford on Ancestry
17,234 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,079 Military Records
397 Immigration Records
9,339 Census and Voter Lists
67,329 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Shuford Families

  • Number of Shuford families
     90 - 178
     31 - 89
     1 - 30
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shuford families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shuford last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Shuford Family Origin

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Shuford Immigration Information

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Shuford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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