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

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  • Builder

    11%
  • Coachman

    11%
  • Coal Miner Unemployed

    11%
  • Fret Lead Glazier

    11%

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

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Gafford Historical Records

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Gafford Life Expectancy

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