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Beresford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in the parish of Alstonfield, Staffordshire named Beresford, from Old English beofor ‘beaver’ (or possibly from a byname from this word) + Old English ford ‘ford’. This name also became established in Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Bareford, Bedford, Beckford, Hereford, Bassford, Elford, Belford

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Beresford Family Origin

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Beresford Family Occupations

What did your Beresford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Beresford family was Laborer. Farmer, Butcher and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beresford. The most common Beresford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Beresford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Beresford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Beresford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beresford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Beresford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Beresford. For the veterans among your Beresford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beresford Life Expectancy

What is the average Beresford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Beresford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Beresford in 1945 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beresford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beresford 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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