Gafford Family History

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Gafford Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Gifford. Probably a respelling of German Gaffert, a habitational name from Gaffert near Köslin, Brandenburg, or from a personal name formed with Middle High German gate ‘fellow’, ‘companion’.

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

Similar surnames: Galford, Gifford, Pafford, Wafford, Safford, Rayford, Kofford, Ufford

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Gafford Family Origin

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Gafford Family Occupations

What did your Gafford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gafford. 33% of Gafford men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Gafford women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gafford were Farm Laborer and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Saleslady

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Gafford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Gafford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gafford 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 550 immigration records available for the last name Gafford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Gafford. For the veterans among your Gafford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gafford Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gafford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gafford in 1945 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

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