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Alford Family History

Alford Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from any of various places called Alford for example in Somerset Cheshire and Lincolnshire. The first is named with the Old English female personal name Ealdgȳth + ford ‘ford’. See also Alvord . variant of Halford (or vice versa).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Walford, Halford, Galford, Elford, Axford, Ford, Radford, Holford

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Where is the Alford family from?

You can see how Alford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 533 Alford families living in Devon. This was about 20% of all the recorded Alford's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Alford families in 1891.
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What did your Alford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Alford. 7% of Alford men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Alford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alford were Incapacitated and Housewife. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Gardener
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Alford. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Alford. For the veterans among your Alford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Alford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Alford in 1943 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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