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Hanford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Hanford in Staffordshire and Handforth in Cheshire, named from Old English han ‘stone’ (used as a marker) or hana ‘cock’, ‘male bird’, perhaps used as a byname, + Old English ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Harford, Halford, Hayford, Hansford, Lanford, Walford, Winford

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Where is the Hanford family from?

You can see how Hanford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hanford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 84 Hanford families living in New York. This was about 61% of all the recorded Hanford's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hanford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hanford. 14% of Hanford men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Hanford women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanford were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanford. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hanford. For the veterans among your Hanford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanford lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hanford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hanford in 1949 was 55, and 80 in 2004.

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