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Basford Family History

Basford Name Meaning

English (chiefly north Midlands): variant of Bassford.

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

Similar surnames: Bashford, Banford, Bafford, Halford, Sanford, Braford, Bluford

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Where is the Basford family from?

You can see how Basford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Basford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Basford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Basford families living in Maine. This was about 31% of all the recorded Basford's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Basford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Basford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Basford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Basford. 26% of Basford men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Basford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Basford were Carpenter and School Teacher.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Basford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basford 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 Basford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Basford. For the veterans among your Basford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Basford lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Basford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Basford in 1956 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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