Hungerford Family History

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Hungerford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hungerford in Berkshire, named with Old English hungor ‘hunger’ (here probably denoting unproductive land) + ford ‘ford’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

Similar surnames: Sanderford, Rutherford, Summerford, Lunsford, Langford, Hunger

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Hungerford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hungerford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hungerford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hungerford Family Origin

Where is the Hungerford family from?

Hungerford Family Occupations

What did your Hungerford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hungerford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Hungerford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hungerford family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hungerford.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Hungerford Historical Records

What Hungerford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Hungerford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hungerford 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hungerford. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hungerford. For the veterans among your Hungerford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hungerford Life Expectancy

What is the average Hungerford lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Hungerford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hungerford in 1948 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hungerford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hungerford 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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