Wilford Family History

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Wilford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Wilford, in Nottinghamshire and Suffolk, both probably named with an Old English wilig ‘willow tree’ + Old English ford ‘ford’. Dutch: see Williford.

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

Similar surnames: Winford, Walford, Welford, Milford, Wolford, Colford, Swinford

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Wilford Family Origin

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Wilford Family Occupations

What did your Wilford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilford. The most common Wilford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Wilford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wilford family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Wilford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wilford. 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 Wilford. For the veterans among your Wilford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilford Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilford lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wilford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Wilford in 1950 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilford 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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