Dunsford Family History

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Dunsford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Dunsford in Devon or Dunsforth in West Yorkshire, both named from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Dunn (see Dunn) + Old English ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Dunford, Lunsford, Hansford, Munford, Dunsmore, Lansford, Binford

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Dunsford Family Origin

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Dunsford Family Occupations

What did your Dunsford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dunsford family was Cracker Agent. Farmer, Painter and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunsford. The most common Dunsford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Dunsford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Painter

  • Brick Maker

  • Cracker Agent


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

Dunsford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dunsford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dunsford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dunsford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dunsford. For the veterans among your Dunsford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dunsford Life Expectancy

What is the average Dunsford lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dunsford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dunsford in 1949 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dunsford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dunsford 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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