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Wofford Family History

Wofford Name Meaning

English: variant of Wolford.

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


Similar surnames: Hofford, Wafford, Wolford, Swofford, Woolford, Norford, Hufford

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Where is the Wofford family from?

You can see how Wofford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wofford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Wofford families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Wofford families living in South Carolina. This was about 39% of all the recorded Wofford's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Wofford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wofford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wofford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wofford. 26% of Wofford men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Wofford women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wofford were Salesman and Laundress.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Laundress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Wofford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wofford 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 Wofford. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Wofford. For the veterans among your Wofford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wofford lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wofford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Wofford in 1941 was 69, and 72 in 2004.

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