Lunsford Family History

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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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Lunsford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lunsford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lunsford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Lunsford Family Origin

Where is the Lunsford family from?

Lunsford Family Occupations

What did your Lunsford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lunsford. A less common occupation for the Lunsford family was Keeping House. The most common Lunsford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Lunsford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lunsford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lunsford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Lunsford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lunsford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Lunsford. 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 Card

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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Lunsford Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lunsford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lunsford ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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