Swafford Family History

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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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Swafford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Swafford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Swafford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    62%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    17%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    2%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Swafford Family Origin

Where is the Swafford family from?

Swafford Family Occupations

What did your Swafford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Swafford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Swafford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Swafford family was Works On Farm. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Swafford.

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  • Farmer

    61%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Works On Farm

    3%

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

Swafford Historical Records

What Swafford family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Swafford Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Swafford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Swafford 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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