Hartford Family History

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Hartford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hertford, or from either of two places called Hartford, in Cheshire and Cumbria; all are named with Old English heorot ‘hart’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Harford, Hayford, Hanford, Halford, Horsford, Warford, Bareford

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Hartford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hartford name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hartford Family Origin

Where is the Hartford family from?

Hartford Family Occupations

What did your Hartford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hartford. The most common Hartford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Hartford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hartford family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Hartford Historical Records

What Hartford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Hartford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartford 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 Hartford. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Hartford. For the veterans among your Hartford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hartford Life Expectancy

What is the average Hartford lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hartford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hartford in 1947 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hartford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hartford 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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