Thetford Family History

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Thetford Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): habitational name from a place in Norfolk, named in Old English with þeodo- ‘people’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Whitford, Twyford, Belford, Bedford, Elford, Montford, Watford

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Thetford Family Origin

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Thetford Family Occupations

What did your Thetford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Clerks In Store and Farm Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Thetford. A less common occupation for the Thetford family was Farming. The most common Thetford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Thetford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Clerks In Store

    3%
  • Farm Labor

    3%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Thetford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Thetford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thetford 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 521 immigration records available for the last name Thetford. 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 Thetford. For the veterans among your Thetford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thetford Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Thetford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Thetford in 1957 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Thetford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thetford 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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