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Dadford Family History

Dadford Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Radford, Wadford, Danford, Dunford, Galford, Walford, Harford

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Where is the Dadford family from?

You can see how Dadford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dadford family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1891. The most Dadford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 14 Dadford families living in Northamptonshire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Dadford's in United Kingdom. Northamptonshire had the highest population of Dadford families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dadford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dadford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Dadford. 100% of Dadford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 469 census records available for the last name Dadford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dadford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 52 immigration records available for the last name Dadford. 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 Cards

There are 36 military records available for the last name Dadford. For the veterans among your Dadford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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