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Gifford Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Giffords Hall in Suffolk. It was originally named in Old English as Gyddingford ‘ford associated with Gydda’. Compare Giddens. possibly in some cases a variant spelling of Giffard, which may derive from an Old German personal name, Gifard, or from a Middle English nickname from Old French giffard ‘chubby-cheeked’, ‘bloated’ (a pejorative of giffel ‘jaw’, ‘cheek’, of Germanic origin).

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

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Gifford Family Origin

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Gifford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Gifford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gifford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gifford family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gifford.

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Gifford Life Expectancy

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