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Handford Family History

Handford Name Meaning

English: variant of Hanford .

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


Similar surnames: Hanford, Hannaford, Hansford, Lankford, Sandford, Banford, Wadford

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Where is the Handford family from?

You can see how Handford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Handford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Handford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Handford families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Handford's in USA. New York had the highest population of Handford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Handford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Handford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Handford. 36% of Handford men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Handford women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Handford were New Worker and Laundress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    36%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Office Clerk
    15%
  • Laundress
    15%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Handford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Handford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Handford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Handford. For the veterans among your Handford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Handford lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Handford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Handford in 1957 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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