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Bumford Name Meaning

English: variant of Bamford.

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


Similar surnames: Dumford, Bufford, Buford, Banford, Mumford, Hufford, Bamford, Basford

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Where is the Bumford family from?

You can see how Bumford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bumford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bumford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Bumford families living in New Hampshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bumford's in the USA. New Hampshire and 1 other state had the highest population of Bumford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bumford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bumford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bumford. 31% of Bumford men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Bumford women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bumford were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Mechanic
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    40%
  • Telephone Operator
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Saleslady
    20%
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What Bumford family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bumford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bumford 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 303 immigration records available for the last name Bumford. 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 645 military records available for the last name Bumford. For the veterans among your Bumford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bumford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bumford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Bumford in 1945 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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