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Colford Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and North Yorkshire): habitational name from either of two places called Coleford in Somerset and Gloucestershire which are named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Holford, Wolford, Wilford, Welford, Alford, Fulford, Walford, Halford

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Where is the Colford family from?

You can see how Colford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Colford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Colford families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Colford family living in New York. This was about 33% of all the recorded Colford's in USA. New York and 2 other states had the highest population of Colford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Colford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Colford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Colford. 36% of Colford men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Colford women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Colford were Machinist and Laborer. .

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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
  • Teacher
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerical Wrk
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Colford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Colford. 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 592 military records available for the last name Colford. For the veterans among your Colford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Colford lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Colford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Colford in 1963 was 79, and 63 in 2004.

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