Duford Family History

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Duford Name Meaning

Variant of French Dufort. English: apparently a habitational name, perhaps from Dulford in Broadhembury, Devon, which is named from an unattested Old English word dylfet ‘pit’, ‘quarry’.

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

Similar surnames: Dunford, Shuford, Buford, Mugford, Elford, Fulford, Huxford, Ford

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Duford Family Origin

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Duford Family Occupations

What did your Duford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Barber and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duford. The most common Duford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Duford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Duford family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Barber

  • Boot Maker

  • Clerk In Store


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Duford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Duford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duford 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 395 immigration records available for the last name Duford. 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 402 military records available for the last name Duford. For the veterans among your Duford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duford Life Expectancy

What is the average Duford lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Duford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Duford in 1956 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

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