Pafford Family History

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Pafford Name Meaning

from Old French pafard ‘shield’, hence a Norman nickname for a fighting man or metonymic occupational name for an armorer. probably a habitational name from either of two minor places in Devon: Pafford in Moretonhampstead or Parford in Drewsteignton, both named from Old English pæð ‘path’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Safford, Stafford, Harford, Gifford, Gafford, Walford, Radford

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Pafford Family Origin

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Pafford Family Occupations

What did your Pafford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pafford. 27% of Pafford men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Pafford women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pafford were Manager and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Pafford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Pafford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pafford 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 386 immigration records available for the last name Pafford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Pafford. For the veterans among your Pafford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pafford Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pafford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pafford in 1960 was 69, and 71 in 2004.

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