Holford Family History

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Holford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Holford, for example in Somerset, or from Holdforth in Durham, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Halford, Colford, Holroyd, Horsford, Wolford, Alford, Fulford

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Holford Family Origin

Where is the Holford family from?

Holford Family Occupations

What did your Holford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Holford occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Holford's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Holford family was Agricultural Labourer. Labourer, Farmer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holford.

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  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Laundress

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Holford Historical Records

What Holford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Holford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Holford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Holford. For the veterans among your Holford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holford Life Expectancy

What is the average Holford lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Holford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Holford in 1942 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holford 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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