Medford Family History

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Medford Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from an unidentified place. Possibly it originated in North America, from Medford, MA, which is named as ‘the ford by the meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Bedford, Ledford, Morford, Manford, Benford, Belford, Mugford, Elford

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Medford Family Origin

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Medford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Farming

    14%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Medford family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Medford. The most common Medford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Medford's were Farmers.

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Medford Historical Records

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Medford Life Expectancy

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