Basford Family History

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Basford Name Meaning

English (chiefly north Midlands): variant of Bassford.

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

Similar surnames: Bashford, Banford, Bafford, Halford, Sanford, Braford, Bluford

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Basford Family Origin

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Basford Family Occupations

What did your Basford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Basford family was Bricklayer. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Basford. The most common Basford occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Basford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Shoemaker

  • Bricklayer


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

Basford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Basford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Basford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Basford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Basford. For the veterans among your Basford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Basford Life Expectancy

What is the average Basford lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Basford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Basford in 1956 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Basford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Basford 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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