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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 1880, the most common Harford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Harford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Harford family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harford.

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Harford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

What is the average Harford lifespan?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harford 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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