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Linford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Great and Little Linford in Buckinghamshire or Lynford in Norfolk. The former may have Old English hlyn ‘maple’ as its first element; the latter is more likely to contain līn ‘flax’ or alternatively the first element may relate to the river Lynn. The second element in each case is Old English ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Winford, Binford, Lanford, Lipford, Langford, Dunford, Ledford

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Where is the Linford family from?

You can see how Linford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Linford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Linford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Linford families living in New Jersey. This was about 50% of all the recorded Linford's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Linford families in 1840.
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What did your Linford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Linford. 34% of Linford men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Linford women worked as a Telephone Operator. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Telephone Operator
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Linford. 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 Linford. For the veterans among your Linford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Linford lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Linford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Linford in 1957 was 63, and 76 in 2004.

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