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Offord Family History

Offord Name Meaning

English (Essex): habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire, called Offord, from Old English uppe ‘up’ (here ‘upstream’) + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Oxford, Ufford, Alford, Elford, Colford, Byford, Axford, Lyford

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Where is the Offord family from?

You can see how Offord families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Offord family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Offord families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Offord families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Offord's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Offord families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Offord surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Offord ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Offord. 45% of Offord men worked as a Laborer and 42% of Offord women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Offord were Salesman and Steno.

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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
    45%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Janitor
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    42%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Steno
    7%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Offord. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Offord 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 Offord. 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 Offord. For the veterans among your Offord ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Offord lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Offord life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Offord in 1959 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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