Beckford Family History

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Beckford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place now in Worcestershire (formerly in Gloucestershire) named Beckford, from the Old English byname Becca (see Beck 4) + Old English ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Bickford, Bedford, Eckford, Belford, Rochford, Elford, Blackford

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Beckford Family Origin

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Beckford Family Occupations

What did your Beckford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Beckford family was Baker. Agricultural Labourer, Gardener and General Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beckford. The most common Beckford occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Beckford's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Gardener

  • General Laborer

  • Baker


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

Beckford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Beckford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckfordcensus 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Beckford. For the veterans among your Beckford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckford Life Expectancy

What is the average Beckford lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Beckford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Beckford in 1952 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beckford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beckford 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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