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Swafford Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin, probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place. Compare Swofford.

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

Similar surnames: Stafford, Sifford, Spafford, Safford, Stalford, Gafford, Wafford

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Where is the Swafford family from?

You can see how Swafford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Swafford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Swafford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Swafford families living in Indiana. This was about 31% of all the recorded Swafford's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Swafford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Swafford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Swafford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Swafford. 25% of Swafford men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Swafford women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Swafford were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Swafford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Swafford 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 536 immigration records available for the last name Swafford. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Swafford. For the veterans among your Swafford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Swafford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Swafford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Swafford in 1945 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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