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Walford Family History

Walford Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places called Walford. Examples in Herefordshire and Shropshire are named with Old English (West Midlands) wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + ford ‘ford’. A second place of the same name in Herefordshire was named with Old English w(e)alh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, ‘serf’ (see Wallace) as the first element, and one in Dorset with Old English wealt ‘unsteady’, ‘difficult’.

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

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Name Distribution of Walford Families

  • Number of Walford families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Walford families
     179 - 356
     60 - 178
     1 - 59
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Walford families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Walford Family Origin

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Walford Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Walford

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Walford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Walford Civil War Service Records

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