Spafford Family History

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Spafford Name Meaning

English (South Yorkshire): habitational name from Spofford in the former West Riding of Yorkshire or possibly in some instances from Spofforth in North Yorkshire (formerly also in the West Riding).

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


Similar surnames: Spofford, Safford, Swafford, Stafford, Pafford, Clifford, Seaford

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Spafford Family Origin

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Spafford Family Occupations

What did your Spafford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spafford. A less common occupation for the Spafford family was Keeps House. The most common Spafford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Spafford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeps House

    3%

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

Spafford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Spafford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spafford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Spafford

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Spafford. 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 Spafford. For the veterans among your Spafford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spafford Life Expectancy

What is the average Spafford lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Spafford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Spafford in 1944 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spafford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spafford 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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