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Blanford Family History

Blanford Name Meaning

English: variant of Blandford .

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


Similar surnames: Blandford, Banford, Lankford, Branford, Lanford, Sanford, Braford

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Where is the Blanford family from?

You can see how Blanford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Blanford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Blanford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Blanford families living in Kentucky. This was about 55% of all the recorded Blanford's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Blanford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Blanford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Blanford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Blanford. 27% of Blanford men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Blanford women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Blanford 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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Blanford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Blanford 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 643 immigration records available for the last name Blanford. 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 Blanford. For the veterans among your Blanford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Blanford lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Blanford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Blanford in 1952 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

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