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Galford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Devon so named, from Old English gafol ‘tax’, ‘toll’ + ford ‘ford’. The surname is now not found in England. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Galfert, from a Germanic personal name based on Old High German galan ‘to sing’, or of Gelfort, Gelfert, or Gelfart(h), from a Germanic personal name composed with Middle High German gelfen ‘to cry’, ‘to boast’ or gelf ‘scorn’.

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


Similar surnames: Walford, Alford, Gafford, Elford, Halford, Milford, Radford, Harford

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Galford Family Origin

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Galford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Works On Farm

    10%
  • Cattle Herder

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galford. A less common occupation for the Galford family was Cattle Herder. The most common Galford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Galford's were Farmers.

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Galford Historical Records

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Galford Life Expectancy

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