Guessford Family History

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Guessford Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of English Gosford, a habitational name from places so named in Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, or from Gosforth in Cumbria. All are named from Old English gos ‘goose’ (genitive plural gósa ‘of the geese’) + ford ‘ford’ .

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


Similar surnames: Lunsford, Bassford, Dunsford, Horsford, Rushford, Guilford, Hansford

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Guessford Family Origin

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Guessford Family Occupations

What did your Guessford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Guessford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Guessford's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Guessford.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Laborer

    20%

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

Guessford Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Guessford Life Expectancy

What is the average Guessford lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Guessford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Guessford in 1955 was 47, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guessford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guessford 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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