Galford Family History

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Galford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Devon so named, from Old English gafol ‘tax’, ‘toll’ + ford ‘ford’. The surname is now not found in England. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Galfert, from a Germanic personal name based on Old High German galan ‘to sing’, or of Gelfort, Gelfert, or Gelfart(h), from a Germanic personal name composed with Middle High German gelfen ‘to cry’, ‘to boast’ or gelf ‘scorn’.

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


Similar surnames: Walford, Alford, Gafford, Elford, Halford, Milford, Radford, Harford

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Galford Family Origin

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Galford Family Occupations

What did your Galford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Galford. The most common Galford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Galford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Galford family was Cattle Herder.

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Works On Farm

    10%
  • Cattle Herder

    5%

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Galford Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Galford Life Expectancy

What is the average Galford lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Galford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Galford in 1942 was 24, and 68 in 2004.

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