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Shuford Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered form of Shefford, an English habitational name from Shefford in Bedfordshire, or Great or East Shefford in Berkshire, all named with Old English sceap ‘sheep’ + ford ‘ford’. Alternatively, it could be an Americanized form of French Chuffard, probably derived from the dialect word chuffer ‘to call’, and hence a nickname for a (town) crier.

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


Similar surnames: Seaford, Safford, Ashford, Duford, Shumard, Huxford, Pafford, Harford

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Where is the Shuford family from?

You can see how Shuford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shuford family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Shuford families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Shuford families living in North Carolina. This was about 88% of all the recorded Shuford's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Shuford families in 1840.
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What did your Shuford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shuford. 19% of Shuford men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Shuford women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shuford were Carpenter and Cook.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Cook
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 580 immigration records available for the last name Shuford. 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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What is the average Shuford lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Shuford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shuford in 1955 was 25, and 79 in 2004.

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