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Pulford Family History

Pulford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire, so called from Old English pol ‘pool’ + ford ‘ford’. However, the surname is now found predominantly in East Anglia.

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


Similar surnames: Fulford, Mulford, Galford, Elford, Huxford, Dunford, Mugford, Walford

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Where is the Pulford family from?

You can see how Pulford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pulford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pulford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Pulford families living in Connecticut. This was about 43% of all the recorded Pulford's in the USA. Connecticut and 1 other state had the highest population of Pulford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Pulford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Pulford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pulford. 30% of Pulford men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Pulford women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pulford were Farmer and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Salesman
    30%
  • Farming
    13%
  • Machinist
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • School Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Pulford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pulford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pulford. 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 Pulford. For the veterans among your Pulford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pulford lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Pulford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Pulford in 1954 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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