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Alfred Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Alvred, Old English Ælfr?d ‘elf counsel’. This owed its popularity as a personal name in England chiefly to the fame of the West Saxon king Alfred the Great (849–899), who defeated the Danes, keeping them out of Wessex, and whose court was a great center of learning and culture.

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


Similar surnames: Allred, Aldred, Alfrey, Clare, Alford, Galford, Palfrey, Elford

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Alfred Family Origin

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Alfred Family Occupations

What did your Alfred ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alfred. A less common occupation for the Alfred family was Keeping House. The most common Alfred occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Alfred's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Alfred ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Alfred Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Alfred. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alfred census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Alfred. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Alfred. For the veterans among your Alfred ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alfred Life Expectancy

What is the average Alfred lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Alfred life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Alfred in 1943 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alfred ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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