Hereford Family History

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Hereford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hereford in Herefordshire, or Harford in Devon and Goucestershire, all named from Old English here ‘army’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Harford, Horsford, Hartford, Beresford, Bareford, Ledford, Elford

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Hereford Family Origin

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Hereford Family Occupations

What did your Hereford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hereford. A less common occupation for the Hereford family was Physician. The most common Hereford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Hereford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Physician

    5%

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

Hereford Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hereford Life Expectancy

What is the average Hereford lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hereford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Hereford in 1952 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hereford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hereford 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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