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Lunsford Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Lundsford in East Sussex, so named from an Old English personal name Lundr?d + Old English ford ‘ford’, or possibly from Lunsford in Kent, although this was earlier called Lullesworthe (from the Old English personal name Lull + worð ‘enclosure’); it is not certain whether the development to Lunsford took place early enough to have produced the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Dunsford, Lansford, Dunford, Hansford, Langford, Munford, Linford

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Where is the Lunsford family from?

You can see how Lunsford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lunsford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Lunsford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Lunsford families living in Virginia. This was about 19% of all the recorded Lunsford's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Lunsford families in 1840.
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What did your Lunsford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lunsford. 22% of Lunsford men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Lunsford women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lunsford were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Lunsford. For the veterans among your Lunsford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lunsford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Lunsford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lunsford in 1945 was 27, and 72 in 2004.

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