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Lipford Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Lipwood Hall or Farm in Northumberland, named from Old English hlep ‘steep slope’ + wudu ‘wood’, or from a lost or unidentified place. The surname does not occur in current English records, although a bearer of the name Lepford is recorded in the census of 1881.

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


Similar surnames: Linford, Gifford, Ledford, Litchford, Binford, Winford, Clifford

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Where is the Lipford family from?

You can see how Lipford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lipford family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Lipford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Lipford families living in Virginia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Lipford's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Lipford families in 1840.
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What did your Lipford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lipford. 31% of Lipford men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Lipford women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lipford were Farming and Cook. .

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    23%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Lipford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lipford 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 63 immigration records available for the last name Lipford. 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 Lipford. For the veterans among your Lipford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lipford lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Lipford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Lipford in 1953 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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