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Mugford Family History

Mugford Name Meaning

English (Devon): evidently a habitational name, but of unknown origin. It may be a variant of Mudford, from a place so named in Somerset, from Old English muddig ‘muddy’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Mulford, Munford, Fulford, Dunford, Burford, Milford, Pulford

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Where is the Mugford family from?

You can see how Mugford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mugford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Mugford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Mugford families living in Maine. This was about 56% of all the recorded Mugford's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Mugford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mugford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mugford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mugford. 22% of Mugford men worked as a Laborer and 44% of Mugford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mugford were Clerk and Machine Operator. .

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    44%
  • Nurse
    19%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Machine Operator
    13%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Mugford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mugford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mugford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mugford. For the veterans among your Mugford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mugford lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Mugford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Mugford in 1957 was 61, and 72 in 2004.

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