Comfort Family History

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Comfort Name Meaning

English (Kent): probably a habitational name from a place near Birling in Kent, now called Comfortsplace Farm, earlier known as Comports Place (1559) and Comporte (1601). This was named for a family associated with it called de Cumpeworth (1255). The place from which the family took its name has not been identified.

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

Similar surnames: Colford, Comerford, Morford, Wolford, Crofford, Oxford, Mort, Bamford

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Comfort Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Comfort name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Comfort. 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


  • Norway


  • Italy


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Comfort Family Origin

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Comfort Family Occupations

What did your Comfort ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Comfort family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Comfort. The most common Comfort occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Comfort's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Comfort Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Comfort. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Comfort 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Comfort. 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 Comfort. For the veterans among your Comfort ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Comfort Life Expectancy

What is the average Comfort lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Comfort life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Comfort in 1944 was 19, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Comfort 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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