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Safford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Seaford in East Sussex, named with Old English s? ‘sea’ + ford ‘ford’. Until the 16th century, the Ouse river flowed into the sea at this point.

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


Similar surnames: Seaford, Stafford, Pafford, Shuford, Spofford, Walford, Watford

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Safford Family Origin

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Safford Family Occupations

What did your Safford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Safford. A less common occupation for the Safford family was Carpenter. The most common Safford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Safford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Safford Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Safford Life Expectancy

What is the average Safford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Safford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Safford in 1943 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Safford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Safford 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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