Elford Family History

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Elford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named, from the Old English personal name Ella (see Ellington) + ford ‘ford’, or from Old English alor, elre ‘alder tree’ + ford. There is a place of this name in Staffordshire and another in Northumbria, but the surname now occurs chiefly in Devon.

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

Similar surnames: Alford, Belford, Galford, Telford, Welford, Bedford, Ledford, Ford

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Elford Family Origin

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Elford Family Occupations

What did your Elford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Elford occupation in the UK was Woodman. 3% of Elford's were Woodmans. A less common occupation for the Elford family was Agricultural Labourer. Woodman, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elford.

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  • Woodman

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Elford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Elford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elford 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Elford. 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 Elford. For the veterans among your Elford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elford Life Expectancy

What is the average Elford lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Elford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elford in 1948 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elford 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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