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Sifford Family History

Sifford Name Meaning
Probably an Americanized spelling of German Seiffert. The surname is found in the British Isles, where it could well be of German origin; alternatively, it may be a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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

49,409 Historical Documents with Sifford on Ancestry.com
10,392 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,384 Military Records
170 Immigration Records
6,759 Census and Voter Lists
30,704 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sifford Families

  • Number of Sifford families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sifford families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sifford families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sifford Family Origin

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Sifford Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sifford

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Sifford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Sifford Civil War Service Records

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