Fulford Family History

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Fulford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Devon, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, and East Yorkshire, all so named from Old English ful ‘dirty’, ‘muddy’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Mulford, Pulford, Dunford, Mugford, Elford, Holford, Milford, Burford

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Fulford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fulford name?

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


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Fulford Family Origin

Where is the Fulford family from?

Fulford Family Occupations

What did your Fulford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fulford. The most common Fulford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Fulford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fulford family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Fulford Historical Records

What Fulford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Fulford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fulford 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Fulford. 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 Fulford. For the veterans among your Fulford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fulford Life Expectancy

What is the average Fulford lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Fulford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fulford in 1948 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fulford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fulford 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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