Alford Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Walford, Halford, Galford, Elford, Axford, Ford, Radford, Holford

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Alford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Alford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Alford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    53%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Alford Family Origin

Where is the Alford family from?

Alford Family Occupations

What did your Alford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Alford occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Alford's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alford. A less common occupation for the Alford family was Farm Labourer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Alford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Alford Historical Records

What Alford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 152,000 census records available for the last name Alford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Alford. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 29,000 military records available for the last name Alford. For the veterans among your Alford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alford Life Expectancy

What is the average Alford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Alford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Alford in 1943 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alford ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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