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Danford Name Meaning

English: habitational name possibly from Danesford near Bridgnorth (Shropshire) originally derne ford ‘hidden ford’ but appearing as Danford in 161 Accordingly it might be from any of several other places whose names have the same origin including: Darnford in Suffolk Great Durnford in Wiltshire or Dernford Farm in Sawston Cambridgeshire. English: variant of Denford a habitational name apparently from an unidentified place in Devon or alternatively from Denford (Northamptonshire) or Denford House in Kintbury (Berkshire). English: in southeastern England a variant of Dennard . English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Damfront (now Domfront) in Orne France.

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


Similar surnames: Manford, Hanford, Sanford, Lanford, Banford, Dunford, Radford

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Where is the Danford family from?

You can see how Danford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Danford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 57 Danford families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Danford's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Danford families in 1891.
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What did your Danford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Farm Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Danford. 100% of Danford men worked as a General Farm Worker and 80% of Danford 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Farm Worker
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Companion Help (incapacitated
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    4%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    4%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Danford. For the veterans among your Danford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danford lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Danford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Danford in 1953 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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