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Tufford Family History

Tufford Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place.

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


Similar surnames: Ufford, Hurford, Sifford, Bluford, Tedford, Gifford, Pulford, Huxford

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Where is the Tufford family from?

You can see how Tufford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tufford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Tufford families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Tufford family living in Michigan. This was about 33% of all the recorded Tufford's in the USA. Michigan and 2 other states had the highest population of Tufford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tufford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tufford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tufford. 43% of Tufford men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Tufford women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tufford were Salesman and Dressmaker.

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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

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • President
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    50%
  • Dressmaker
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Tufford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tufford 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 484 immigration records available for the last name Tufford. 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 440 military records available for the last name Tufford. For the veterans among your Tufford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tufford lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Tufford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Tufford in 1960 was 57, and 83 in 2003.

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