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Elford Family History

Elford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Yelverton in Buckland Monachorum (Devon) recorded as Elleford in 1291 (see Yelverton ) named from the Old English personal name Ella or elle ellen ‘elder tree’ + ford ‘ford’. The name may also derive from any of the places called Elford in Staffordshire and Northumberland both probably from the Old English personal name Ella + ford.

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

Similar surnames: Alford, Belford, Galford, Telford, Welford, Bedford, Ledford, Ford

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Where is the Elford family from?

You can see how Elford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Elford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 182 Elford families living in Devon. This was about 18% of all the recorded Elford's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Elford families in 1891.
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What did your Elford 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 Elford. 14% of Elford men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Elford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elford were Carpenter and Domestic Servant. .

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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
  • Gardener
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Elford. For the veterans among your Elford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elford lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Elford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elford in 1948 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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