Burford Family History

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Burford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Oxfordshire and Shropshire, so named with Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified manor’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Fulford, Dunford, Bareford, Binford, Mulford, Bamford, Rumford

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Burford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Burford Family Origin

Where is the Burford family from?

Burford Family Occupations

What did your Burford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burford family was Keeping House. The most common Burford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Burford's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burford.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Burford Historical Records

What Burford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Burford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burford 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Burford. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Burford. For the veterans among your Burford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burford Life Expectancy

What is the average Burford lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Burford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1952. The average life expectancy for Burford in 1948 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burford 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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