Pickford Family History

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Pickford Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from Pickforde (‘pig ford’) in Ticehurst, Sussex. The surname is now most common in the Manchester region, but it does not seem to have reached there before the 17th century.

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


Similar surnames: Bickford, Beckford, Pitchford, Winford, Litchford, Seekford, Pulford

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Pickford Family Origin

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Pickford Family Occupations

What did your Pickford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Pickford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Pickford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pickford family was Miner. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pickford.

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Miner

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Pickford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Pickford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Pickford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pickford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Pickford. 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 Pickford. For the veterans among your Pickford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pickford Life Expectancy

What is the average Pickford lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Pickford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pickford in 1957 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pickford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pickford ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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