Harford Family History

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Harford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Harford, in Gloucestershire and Devon. The former is named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + ford ‘ford’, the latter has as its first element Old English here ‘army’. In some cases it may be an altered form of Hereford. Irish: mainly of English origin, an Anglo-Norman habitational name for someone from Hereford.

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

Similar surnames: Hartford, Hayford, Hanford, Halford, Radford, Walford, Warford

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Harford Family Origin

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Harford Family Occupations

What did your Harford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Harford. 22% of Harford men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Harford women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harford were Truck Driver and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer

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

Harford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Harford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harford 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Harford. 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 Harford. For the veterans among your Harford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harford Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Harford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Harford in 1944 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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