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Hofford Family History

Hofford Name Meaning

English or Irish: probably a variant of Hafford, which is itself a variant of Harford or Hereford.

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


Similar surnames: Hafford, Hurford, Wofford, Hosford, Herford, Harford, Hufford

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Where is the Hofford family from?

You can see how Hofford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hofford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hofford families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Hofford families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Hofford's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hofford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hofford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hofford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hofford. 19% of Hofford men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Hofford women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hofford were Laborer 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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    38%
  • Proprietor
    38%
  • Housewife
    25%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Hofford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hofford 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Hofford. 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 456 military records available for the last name Hofford. For the veterans among your Hofford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hofford lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Hofford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hofford in 1957 was 40, and 60 in 2003.

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