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Hafford Name Meaning

Irish (especially County Westmeath): variant of Harford.

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


Similar surnames: Hofford, Harford, Crafford, Bafford, Hufford, Gafford, Hurford

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Where is the Hafford family from?

You can see how Hafford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hafford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hafford families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Hafford families living in Illinois. This was about 21% of all the recorded Hafford's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Hafford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hafford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hafford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hafford. 36% of Hafford men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Hafford women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hafford were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    23%
  • Laundress
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hafford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hafford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 762 immigration records available for the last name Hafford. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Hafford. For the veterans among your Hafford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hafford lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hafford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Hafford in 1958 was 54, and 62 in 2004.

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