Hofford Family History

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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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Hofford Family Origin

Where is the Hofford family from?

Hofford Family Occupations

What did your Hofford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hofford family was Keeping House. The most common Hofford occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Hofford's were Laborers. Laborer, Brick Mason and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hofford.

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  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Hofford Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Hofford Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hofford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hofford 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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