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Stanford Family History

Stanford Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places named Stanford, for example in Bedfordshire, Kent, and Norfolk, or Stanford Dingley in Berkshire, Stanford in the Vale in Oxfordshire, or Stanford le Hope in Essex, etc., all named from Old English stan ‘stone’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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174,221 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
27,186 Military Records
10,987 Immigration Records
131,854 Census and Voter Lists
454,413 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Stanford Families

  • Number of Stanford families
     138 - 273
     47 - 137
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Stanford families
     257 - 511
     86 - 256
     1 - 85
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Stanford families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Stanford Family Origin

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Stanford Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Stanford

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Stanford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Stanford Civil War Service Records

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