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Woodford Family History

Woodford Name Meaning
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places, as far apart as Essex, Wiltshire, Cornwall, Northamptonshire, Cheshire, and Roxburghshire, named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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86,566 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Woodford Families

  • Number of Woodford families
     51 - 99
     18 - 50
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Woodford families
     292 - 582
     98 - 291
     1 - 97
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Woodford families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Woodford census records

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Woodford Family Origin

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Woodford Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Woodford

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Woodford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Woodford census records

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Woodford Civil War Service Records

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