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Manford Name Meaning

English (West Midlands; of Norman origin): variant of Mountford .

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


Similar surnames: Benford, Morford, Lanford, Munford, Hanford, Banford, Medford

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Where is the Manford family from?

You can see how Manford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Manford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Manford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Manford families living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Manford's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Manford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Manford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Manford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Manford. 26% of Manford men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Manford women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Manford were Farm Laborer and Farmer. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Teacher
    29%
  • Farmer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Manford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Manford 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 574 immigration records available for the last name Manford. 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 594 military records available for the last name Manford. For the veterans among your Manford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Manford lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Manford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Manford in 1959 was 53, and 63 in 2004.

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