Danforth Family History

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Danforth Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name, perhaps from Darnford in Suffolk, Great Durnford in Wiltshire, or Dernford Farm in Sawston, Cambridgeshire, all named from Old English dierne ‘hidden’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunford, Hanford, Lanford, Cornforth, Papworth, Axford, Haworth

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Danforth Family Origin

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Danforth Family Occupations

What did your Danforth ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Danforth occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 14% of Danforth's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Danforth family was Forge Roller In Ironworks. Blacksmith, Coal Miner Unemployed and Currier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Danforth.

View Census data for Danforth | Data not to scale

  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Coal Miner Unemployed

    14%
  • Currier

    14%
  • Forge Roller In Ironworks

    14%

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

Danforth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Danforth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Danforth 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Danforth. 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 Danforth. For the veterans among your Danforth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Danforth Life Expectancy

What is the average Danforth lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Danforth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Danforth in 1943 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Danforth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Danforth 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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