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Woolford Family History

Woolford Name Meaning

English: variant of Wolford.

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


Similar surnames: Wolford, Wofford, Woolard, Woollard, Woodford, Wellford, Wollard

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Where is the Woolford family from?

You can see how Woolford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Woolford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Woolford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 24 Woolford families living in Maryland. This was about 32% of all the recorded Woolford's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Woolford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Woolford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Woolford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Woolford. 32% of Woolford men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Woolford women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woolford were Salesman and Teacher.

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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
    32%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Woolford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woolford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Woolford. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Woolford. For the veterans among your Woolford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Woolford lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Woolford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Woolford in 1961 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

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