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Horsford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named, for example in East Worlington, Devon, Norfolk, and West Yorkshire. The two last are named from Old English hors ‘horse’ + ford ‘ford’, because they lay at fords that could only be crossed on horseback.

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


Similar surnames: Holford, Botsford, Harford, Hartford, Hereford, Bodiford, Horsfall

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Where is the Horsford family from?

You can see how Horsford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horsford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horsford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Horsford families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Horsford's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Horsford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horsford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horsford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Porter and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Horsford. 22% of Horsford men worked as a Porter and 34% of Horsford women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horsford were Carpenter and Domestic.

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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

  • Porter
    22%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress
    34%
  • New Worker
    34%
  • Domestic
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Horsford. 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 782 military records available for the last name Horsford. For the veterans among your Horsford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horsford lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Horsford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Horsford in 1944 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

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