Duford Family History

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Duford Name Meaning

Variant of French Dufort. English: apparently a habitational name, perhaps from Dulford in Broadhembury, Devon, which is named from an unattested Old English word dylfet ‘pit’, ‘quarry’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunford, Shuford, Buford, Mugford, Elford, Fulford, Huxford, Ford

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Duford Family Origin

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Duford Family Occupations

What did your Duford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agric Research Coils and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Duford. 7% of Duford men worked as an Agric Research Coils and 55% of Duford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Duford were Driver Food Salesman and Gowns

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Agric Research Coils
    7%
  • Brickworks Setter
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    7%
  • Driver Food Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    55%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Fur Machinist
    10%
  • Gowns
    10%

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

Duford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Duford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Duford 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 395 immigration records available for the last name Duford. 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 402 military records available for the last name Duford. For the veterans among your Duford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Duford Life Expectancy

What is the average Duford lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Duford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Duford in 1956 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

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