Beresford Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Beresford Family Origin

Where is the Beresford family from?

SHOW MORE

Beresford Family Occupations

What did your Beresford ancestors do for a living?

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.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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.

Source: Census data for Beresford | Data not to scale

Beresford Historical Records

What Beresford family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Beresford ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Beresford

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Beresford Life Expectancy

What is the average Beresford lifespan?

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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Beresford Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Look up another name