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Hayford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from several places called Heyford in Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire, or Hayford in Buckfastleigh, Devon, all named with Old English heg ‘hay’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Harford, Halford, Hanford, Radford, Alford, Walford, Hartford

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Where is the Hayford family from?

You can see how Hayford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hayford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hayford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Hayford families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hayford's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hayford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hayford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hayford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hayford. 21% of Hayford men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Hayford women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hayford were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Hayford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hayford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 938 immigration records available for the last name Hayford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hayford. For the veterans among your Hayford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hayford lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hayford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Hayford in 1952 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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