Hansford Family History

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Hansford Name Meaning

English (Dorset): habitational name from an unidentified place, possibly Ansford in Somerset, which is recorded in Domesday Book as Almundesford, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ealhmund (composed of the elements ealh ‘temple’ + mund ‘protection’) + Old English ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Hanford, Lansford, Dunsford, Lunsford, Langford, Bassford, Sandford

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Hansford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hansford name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Hansford Family Origin

Where is the Hansford family from?

Hansford Family Occupations

What did your Hansford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hansford. The most common Hansford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Hansford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hansford family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Hansford Historical Records

What Hansford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Hansford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hansford 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hansford. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hansford. For the veterans among your Hansford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hansford Life Expectancy

What is the average Hansford lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hansford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hansford in 1944 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hansford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hansford 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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