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Crafford Family History

Crafford Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant of Crawford.

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


Similar surnames: Crawford, Brafford, Cranford, Hafford, Braford, Crofford, Wafford

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Where is the Crafford family from?

You can see how Crafford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Crafford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Crafford families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Crafford families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Crafford's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Crafford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Crafford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Crafford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Crafford. 42% of Crafford men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Crafford women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Crafford were Carpenter and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Labor
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    31%
  • Seamstress
    24%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housework
    16%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Crafford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crafford 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 311 immigration records available for the last name Crafford. 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 494 military records available for the last name Crafford. For the veterans among your Crafford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Crafford lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Crafford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Crafford in 1954 was 51, and 91 in 2003.

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