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Banford Family History

Banford Name Meaning

English: variant of Bamford .

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


Similar surnames: Lanford, Bamford, Hanford, Branford, Binford, Benford, Manford

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Where is the Banford family from?

You can see how Banford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Banford families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Banford's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Banford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Banford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Banford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Banford. 20% of Banford men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Banford women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banford were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Banford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Banford. 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 Banford. For the veterans among your Banford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banford lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Banford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Banford in 1959 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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