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Seaford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Seaford (Sussex) from Old English ‘sea’ + ford ‘ford’; until the 16th century the Ouse river flowed into the sea here.

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


Similar surnames: Safford, Ledford, Shuford, Stafford, Elford, Belford, Welford

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Where is the Seaford family from?

You can see how Seaford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seaford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seaford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Seaford families living in North Carolina. This was about 60% of all the recorded Seaford's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Seaford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seaford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seaford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seaford. 30% of Seaford men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Seaford women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seaford were Carpenter and Farmer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Labor
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Inspector
    23%
  • Telephone Operator
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Seaford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seaford 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 552 immigration records available for the last name Seaford. 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 547 military records available for the last name Seaford. For the veterans among your Seaford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seaford lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Seaford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Seaford in 1963 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

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