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Morford Name Meaning

English (Kent): apparently a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, but possibly a variant of Moorfoot (see Morfitt).

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

Similar surnames: Manford, Medford, Hurford, Mugford, Norford, Offord, Montford

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Where is the Morford family from?

You can see how Morford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Morford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Morford families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Morford families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Morford's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Morford families in 1840.
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What did your Morford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Morford. 18% of Morford men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Morford women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Morford were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Morford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Morford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Morford. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Morford. For the veterans among your Morford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Morford lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Morford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Morford in 1944 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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