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Deford Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Ford, Record, Telford, Ledford, Welford, Elford, Debord, Bedford

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Deford Family Origin

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Deford Family Occupations

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

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Deford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Deford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Deford. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Deford. For the veterans among your Deford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deford Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deford 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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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
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