Guilford Family History

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Guilford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Guildford in Surrey, which is probably named with Old English gylde ‘golden’ (perhaps used here to denote a sandy hill) + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Guilford Family Origin

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Guilford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, the most common Guilford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Guilford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Guilford family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guilford.

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Guilford Historical Records

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Guilford Life Expectancy

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