Gafford Family History

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Gafford Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Gifford. Probably a respelling of German Gaffert, a habitational name from Gaffert near Köslin, Brandenburg, or from a personal name formed with Middle High German gate ‘fellow’, ‘companion’.

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


Similar surnames: Galford, Gifford, Pafford, Wafford, Safford, Rayford, Kofford, Ufford

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Gafford Family Origin

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Gafford Family Occupations

What did your Gafford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Gafford occupation in the UK was Builder. 11% of Gafford's were Builders. Builder, Coachman and Coal Miner Unemployed were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gafford. A less common occupation for the Gafford family was Fret Lead Glazier.

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  • Builder

    11%
  • Coachman

    11%
  • Coal Miner Unemployed

    11%
  • Fret Lead Glazier

    11%

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

Gafford Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Gafford Life Expectancy

What is the average Gafford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Gafford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gafford in 1945 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gafford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gafford 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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