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


Similar surnames: Milford, Wilford, Mulford, Galford, Fulford, Pulford, Gifford

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Guilford Family Origin

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Guilford Family Occupations

What did your Guilford ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Guilford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Guilford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Guilford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guilford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Guilford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Guilford. For the veterans among your Guilford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guilford Life Expectancy

What is the average Guilford lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Guilford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Guilford in 1954 was 75, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guilford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guilford ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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