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Munford Family History

Munford Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): habitational name from Mundford in Norfolk, so named from the Old English personal name Munda (from mund ‘protection’) + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunford, Mugford, Mulford, Montford, Lunsford, Binford, Milford

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Where is the Munford family from?

You can see how Munford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Munford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Munford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Munford families living in Kentucky. This was about 21% of all the recorded Munford's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Munford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Munford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Munford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Munford. 25% of Munford men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Munford women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Munford were Truck Driver and Laborer.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Munford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Munford 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 Munford. 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 Munford. For the veterans among your Munford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Munford lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Munford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Munford in 1944 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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