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Bafford Name Meaning

English: variant of Pafford.

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


Similar surnames: Wafford, Bufford, Basford, Gafford, Brafford, Banford, Pafford

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Where is the Bafford family from?

You can see how Bafford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bafford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bafford families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bafford family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bafford's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Bafford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bafford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bafford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bafford. 42% of Bafford men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bafford women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bafford were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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
    42%
  • Carpenter
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
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What Bafford family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bafford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bafford 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 80 immigration records available for the last name Bafford. 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 337 military records available for the last name Bafford. For the veterans among your Bafford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bafford lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bafford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bafford in 1959 was 38, and 94 in 2004.

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