Deford Family History

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Deford Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Dufort, a patronymic from the nickname le Fort ‘the strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Demore, Duford, Buford, Record, Secord, Demond, Demory, Defer

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Deford Family Origin

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Deford Family Occupations

What did your Deford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Corporation Labourer Heavy Worker and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Deford. 25% of Deford men worked as a Corporation Labourer Heavy Worker and 50% of Deford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Deford were Vendor Ice Cream Heavy Worker and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Corporation Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Sorter G P O Travelling
  • Upholsterers Apprentice
  • Vendor Ice Cream Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Household Duties

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

Deford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Deford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deford 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 454 immigration records available for the last name Deford. 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 Deford. For the veterans among your Deford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deford Life Expectancy

What is the average Deford lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Deford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Deford in 1951 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Deford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deford 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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