Samford Family History

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Samford Name Meaning

English: variant of Sandford, probably relating specifically to various minor places in Devon and Somerset, for example Sampford Arundel in Somerset or Sampford Courtenay in Devon.

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

Similar surnames: Bamford, Sanford, Sandford, Stafford, Radford, Alford, Pafford

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Samford Family Origin

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Samford Family Occupations

What did your Samford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Samford. A less common occupation for the Samford family was Farm Hand. The most common Samford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Samford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Farm Hand


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

Samford Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Samford Life Expectancy

What is the average Samford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Samford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Samford in 1943 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Samford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Samford 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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