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Axford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Wiltshire and Hampshire called Axford. The first is named from Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + ford; the second from Old English æsc + ora ‘slope’.

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


Similar surnames: Alford, Oxford, Walford, Ashford, Harford, Radford, Elford, Hanford

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Where is the Axford family from?

You can see how Axford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Axford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Axford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Axford families living in Michigan. This was about 38% of all the recorded Axford's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Axford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Axford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Axford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Axford. 29% of Axford men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Axford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Axford were Manager and Stenographer.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Manager
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Axford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Axford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Axford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Axford. For the veterans among your Axford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Axford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Axford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Axford in 1943 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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