Galford Family History

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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

What did your Galford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Galford. 31% of Galford men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Galford women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galford were Operator and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

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

Galford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Galford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galford 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 95 immigration records available for the last name Galford. 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 846 military records available for the last name Galford. For the veterans among your Galford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Galford Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Galford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Galford in 1942 was 24, and 68 in 2004.

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