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Swafford Family History

Swafford Name Meaning
English: of uncertain origin, probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. Compare Swofford. 1881 British census has 1.

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

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352 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Swafford Families

  • Number of Swafford families
     91 - 180
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Swafford families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Swafford last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Swafford census records

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Swafford Family Origin

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Swafford Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Swafford

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Swafford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Swafford census records

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Swafford Civil War Service Records

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