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Hosford Family History

Hosford Name Meaning

English: variant of Horsford. The surname was taken to Ireland in the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Hofford, Bluford, Holford, Horsford, Herford, Norford, Hurford

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Where is the Hosford family from?

You can see how Hosford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hosford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hosford families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 32 Hosford families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Hosford's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hosford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hosford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hosford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hosford. 18% of Hosford men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Hosford women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hosford were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Hosford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hosford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hosford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hosford. For the veterans among your Hosford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hosford lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hosford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hosford in 1950 was 27, and 81 in 2004.

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