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Tedford Family History

Tedford Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: unexplained. Sean de Bhulbh believes it to be an English habitational name, but no likely source has been identified.

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

Similar surnames: Telford, Ledford, Bedford, Medford, Reliford, Teaford, Tufford

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Where is the Tedford family from?

You can see how Tedford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tedford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tedford families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Tedford families living in Tennessee. This was about 52% of all the recorded Tedford's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Tedford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tedford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tedford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tedford. 25% of Tedford men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Tedford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tedford were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Tedford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tedford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tedford. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tedford. For the veterans among your Tedford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tedford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tedford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tedford in 1945 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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