Horsford Family History

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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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Horsford Family Origin

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Horsford Family Occupations

What did your Horsford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Horsford occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Horsford's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Clothing Dealer and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horsford. A less common occupation for the Horsford family was Farmer.

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  • Keeping House

  • Clothing Dealer

  • Day Laborer

  • Farmer


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Horsford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Horsford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horsford 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 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 Card

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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Horsford Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horsford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horsford 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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