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Alford Family History

Alford Name Meaning
English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Alford, for example in Somerset and Aberdeenshire. The first is named with the Old English female personal name Ealdg¯{dh} + ford ‘ford’. See also Alvord.

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

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203,469 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
28,191 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Alford Families

  • Number of Alford families
     268 - 533
     90 - 267
     1 - 89
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Alford families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Alford census records

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Alford Family Origin

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Alford Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Alford Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Alford Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

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Military Service by Alford

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