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Trafford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. One in Northamptonshire is named with Old English træppe ‘(fish-)trap’ + ford ‘ford’. The places called Trafford in Cheshire have as their first element Old English trog ‘trough’, ‘valley’; while Trafford in Lancashire was originally called Stratford ‘ford on a Roman road’ (see Stratford). Nevertheless, most cases of the surname probably derive from the last of these places; a landowning family can be traced there to the 13th century.

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

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Trafford Family Origin

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Trafford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Grocer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Trafford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Trafford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Trafford family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trafford.

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Trafford Life Expectancy

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