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Hannaford Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from one of three places called Hannaford in Devon: in Swimbridge Widecombe-in-the-Moor and Kenn. The Swimbridge placename derives from the Old English personal name Hana or Old English hana ‘cock’ + ford ‘ford’. The Kenn placename is recorded as Hunaford in the 16th century and is of uncertain etymology. The Widecombe placename derives from the Old English personal name Hana + Old English worthig ‘enclosure’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Handford, Hanford, Banford, Rainsford, Hallford, Lankford, Sanford

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Where is the Hannaford family from?

You can see how Hannaford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hannaford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hannaford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,110 Hannaford families living in Devon. This was about 70% of all the recorded Hannaford's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Hannaford families in 1891.
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What did your Hannaford 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 Hannaford. 12% of Hannaford men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Hannaford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hannaford were Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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
    12%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Dairy Farmer
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Hannaford. For the veterans among your Hannaford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hannaford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hannaford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hannaford in 1945 was 31, and 83 in 2004.

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