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Hafford Surname Meaning

English and Irish (Westmeath): variant of Harford .

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

Similar surnames: Hofford, Harford, Crafford, Bafford, Hufford, Gafford, Hurford

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Where is the Hafford family from?

You can see how Hafford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hafford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hafford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 61 Hafford families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Hafford's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hafford families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hafford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hafford 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 Hafford. 43% of Hafford men worked as a General Labourer and 88% of Hafford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hafford were Wharf Labourer Heavy Worker 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
  • Retired Timber Merchant
  • Wharf Labourer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Hse Duties
  • Domestic Servant
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hafford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hafford 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 762 immigration records available for the last name Hafford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hafford. For the veterans among your Hafford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hafford lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hafford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Hafford in 1958 was 54, and 62 in 2004.

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