Wofford Family History

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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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Wofford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wofford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wofford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Wofford Family Origin

Where is the Wofford family from?

Wofford Family Occupations

What did your Wofford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wofford family was Keeping House. The most common Wofford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Wofford's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wofford.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Wofford Historical Records

What Wofford family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Wofford Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wofford 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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