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Lanford Family History

Lanford Name Meaning

English: variant of Langford .

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


Similar surnames: Lansford, Linford, Hanford, Langford, Ledford, Dunford, Banford

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Where is the Lanford family from?

You can see how Lanford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lanford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lanford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Lanford families living in South Carolina. This was about 48% of all the recorded Lanford's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Lanford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lanford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lanford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lanford. 22% of Lanford men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Lanford women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lanford were Clerk and Laborer. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lanford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanford 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 766 immigration records available for the last name Lanford. 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 Lanford. For the veterans among your Lanford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lanford lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lanford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lanford in 1952 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

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