Halford Family History

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Halford Name Meaning

English (chiefly Midlands): habitational name from any of various places called Halford. Most, for example those in Warwickshire and Shropshire, are named from Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Walford, Alford, Holford, Hanford, Harford, Hayford, Galford, Radford

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Halford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Halford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Halford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Halford Family Origin

Where is the Halford family from?

Halford Family Occupations

What did your Halford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Halford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Halford's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halford. A less common occupation for the Halford family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Halford Historical Records

What Halford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Halford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halford 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Halford. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Halford. For the veterans among your Halford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halford Life Expectancy

What is the average Halford lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Halford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Halford in 1941 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Halford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Halford 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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