Guilford Family History

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Guilford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Guildford in Surrey, which is probably named with Old English gylde ‘golden’ (perhaps used here to denote a sandy hill) + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Milford, Wilford, Mulford, Galford, Fulford, Pulford, Gifford

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Guilford Family Origin

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Guilford Family Occupations

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  • Farm Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Lace Maker

    4%
  • Shoe Finisher

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Guilford family was Shoe Finisher. Farm Labourer, Farmer and Lace Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Guilford. The most common Guilford occupation in the UK was Farm Labourer. 6% of Guilford's were Farm Labourers.

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Guilford Historical Records

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Guilford Life Expectancy

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Famous Guilford Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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