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Padelford Surname Meaning

English: unexplained. Its form is that of an English habitational name but no place of this name has been identified in Britain. It may be an altered form of English Puddiford itself probably a variant of Puddefoot or Puddephat a nickname for a short fat person or someone with a pot belly from Middle English puddy ‘round rotund’ + vat ‘barrel’.

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


Similar surnames: Harford, Walford, Sanderford, Galford, Elford, Telford, Bodiford

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Where is the Padelford family from?

You can see how Padelford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Padelford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Padelford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Padelford families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Padelford's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Padelford families in 1891.
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What did your Padelford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Padelford. 26% of Padelford men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Padelford women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Padelford were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Teacher
    50%
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Passenger Lists

There are 331 immigration records available for the last name Padelford. 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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There are 436 military records available for the last name Padelford. For the veterans among your Padelford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Padelford lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Padelford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Padelford in 1957 was 60, and 66 in 2004.

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