Lyford Family History

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Lyford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lyford in south Oxfordshire (formerly in Berkshire), named in Old English as ‘flax-ford’, from lin ‘flax’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Byford, Hayford, Twyford, Linford, Elford, Ford, Ledford, Alford

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Lyford Family Origin

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Lyford Family Occupations

What did your Lyford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Lyford family was Physician. The most common Lyford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Lyford's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lyford.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Physician


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

Lyford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Lyford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lyford 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 Lyford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lyford. For the veterans among your Lyford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lyford Life Expectancy

What is the average Lyford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Lyford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lyford in 1943 was 26, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lyford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lyford 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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