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

What did your Medford ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    51%
  • Farming

    14%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Medford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Medford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Medford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Medford. 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 Medford. For the veterans among your Medford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Medford Life Expectancy

What is the average Medford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Medford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Medford in 1943 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Medford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Medford 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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