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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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Where is the Bamford family from?

You can see how Bamford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bamford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bamford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Bamford families living in Massachusetts. This was about 21% of all the recorded Bamford's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Bamford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bamford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bamford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bamford. 15% of Bamford men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Bamford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bamford were Clerk 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
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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