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Stefford Family History

Stefford Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Stafford, Telford, Stanford, Sifford, Spafford, Spofford, Teaford

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Where is the Stefford family from?

You can see how Stefford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stefford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Stefford families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Stefford families living in Mississippi. This was about 40% of all the recorded Stefford's in USA. Mississippi had the highest population of Stefford families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stefford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stefford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stefford. 30% of Stefford men worked as a Laborer and 26% of Stefford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stefford were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    26%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Stefford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stefford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 147 immigration records available for the last name Stefford. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 54 military records available for the last name Stefford. For the veterans among your Stefford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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