Bamford Family History

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Bamford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places (the two main ones being in Derbyshire and Lancashire) named with Old English beam ‘tree’, ‘beam’ + ford ‘ford’, i.e. a ford beside a plank bridge for those who wished to keep their feet dry.

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

Similar surnames: Radford, Walford, Hanford, Halford, Byford, Alford, Bradford, Pafford

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Bamford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bamford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bamford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Bamford Family Origin

Where is the Bamford family from?

Bamford Family Occupations

What did your Bamford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bamford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Bamford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bamford family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Keeping House and Iron Puddler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bamford.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Iron Puddler

  • Coal Miner


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

Bamford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Bamford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bamford 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bamford. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Bamford. For the veterans among your Bamford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bamford Life Expectancy

What is the average Bamford lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bamford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bamford in 1944 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bamford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bamford 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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