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Giford Family History

Giford 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: Gifford, Siford, Liford, Gilford, Ford, Winford, Milford, Galford

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Where is the Giford family from?

You can see how Giford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Giford family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Giford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Giford families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Giford's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Giford families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Giford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Giford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Giford. 34% of Giford men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Truck Driver
    34%
  • Farming
    34%
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Census Records

There are 426 census records available for the last name Giford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Giford 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 19 immigration records available for the last name Giford. 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 65 military records available for the last name Giford. For the veterans among your Giford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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