Berford Family History

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Berford Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Herford, Harford, Telford, Ledford, Welford, Elford, Bedford, Warford

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Berford Family Origin

Where is the Berford family from?

Berford Family Occupations

What did your Berford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berford occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 40% of Berford's were Farm Laborers. Farm Laborer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Berford. A less common occupation for the Berford family was Cotton Mill.

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  • Farm Laborer

    40%
  • Farmer

    40%
  • Cotton Mill

    20%

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

Berford Historical Records

What Berford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Berford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Berford

Passenger List

There are 210 immigration records available for the last name Berford. 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 226 military records available for the last name Berford. For the veterans among your Berford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berford Life Expectancy

What is the average Berford lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2003, in the United States, Berford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Berford in 1969 was 81, and 55 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berford 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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