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Hurford Family History

Hurford Name Meaning

English (chiefly southwestern England and South Wales): habitational name from an unidentified place, probably a variant of Harford or Hereford.

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

Similar surnames: Harford, Huxford, Burford, Herford, Morford, Shuford, Tufford

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Where is the Hurford family from?

You can see how Hurford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hurford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hurford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Hurford families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 32% of all the recorded Hurford's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hurford families in 1840.
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What did your Hurford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hurford. 23% of Hurford men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Hurford women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hurford were Machinist and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
  • School Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Hurford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hurford 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 Hurford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hurford. For the veterans among your Hurford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hurford lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Hurford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Hurford in 1953 was 31, and 81 in 2004.

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