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Lansford Family History

Lansford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Langsford in Petertavy Devon. The placename probably derives from Old English landscearu ‘boundary landmark’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Lunsford, Langford, Lanford, Hansford, Blandford, Dunsford, Sandford

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Where is the Lansford family from?

You can see how Lansford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lansford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lansford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Lansford families living in Alabama. This was about 47% of all the recorded Lansford's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Lansford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lansford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lansford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lansford. 27% of Lansford men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Lansford women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lansford were Farming and Housewife. .

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Lansford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lansford 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 271 immigration records available for the last name Lansford. 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 Lansford. For the veterans among your Lansford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lansford lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Lansford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lansford in 1940 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

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