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Asford Family History

Asford Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Ashford, Alford, Axford, Basford, Arford, Ford, Galford, Walford

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Where is the Asford family from?

You can see how Asford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Asford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Asford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Asford family living in Devon. This was about 14% of all the recorded Asford's in United Kingdom. Devon and 4 other counties had the highest population of Asford families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Asford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Asford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Asford. 100% of Asford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 465 census records available for the last name Asford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Asford 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 89 immigration records available for the last name Asford. 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 military records available for the last name Asford. For the veterans among your Asford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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