Padelford Family History

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Padelford Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Its form is that of an English habitational name but no place of this name has been identified in Britain. It may be an altered form of English Puddiford, itself probably a variant of Puddefoot or Puddephat, a nickname for a short, fat person or someone with a pot belly, from Middle English puddy ‘round’, ‘rotund’, + vat ‘barrel’.

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

Similar surnames: Harford, Walford, Sanderford, Galford, Elford, Telford, Bodiford

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Padelford Family Origin

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Padelford Family Occupations

What did your Padelford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Padelford. A less common occupation for the Padelford family was Shoemaker. The most common Padelford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Padelford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cooper

  • Shoemaker


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Padelford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Padelford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Padelford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 331 immigration records available for the last name Padelford. 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 Card

There are 436 military records available for the last name Padelford. For the veterans among your Padelford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Padelford Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Padelford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Padelford in 1957 was 60, and 66 in 2004.

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