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Bamford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places (the two main ones being in Derbyshire and Lancashire) named with Old English beam ‘tree’, ‘beam’ + ford ‘ford’, i.e. a ford beside a plank bridge for those who wished to keep their feet dry.

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


Similar surnames: Radford, Walford, Hanford, Halford, Byford, Alford, Bradford, Pafford

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Bamford Family Origin

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Bamford Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    3%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bamford. The most common Bamford occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Bamford's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Bamford family was Cotton Weaver.

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Bamford Historical Records

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Bamford Life Expectancy

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