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Mefford Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German and Dutch Meffert .

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


Similar surnames: Sifford, Rexford, Gepford, Kofford, Teaford, Kepford, Gafford

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Where is the Mefford family from?

You can see how Mefford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mefford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mefford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Mefford families living in Kentucky. This was about 37% of all the recorded Mefford's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Mefford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mefford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mefford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mefford. 30% of Mefford men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Mefford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mefford were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 586 immigration records available for the last name Mefford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mefford. For the veterans among your Mefford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mefford lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mefford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Mefford in 1944 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

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