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Ledford Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from either of two places called Lydford, in Devon and Somerset. The first is named with the river name Lyd (from Old English hl¯de ‘noisy stream’) + Old English ford, i.e. ‘ford over the Lyd river’. Lydford in Somerset was named ‘ford over the noisy stream’, from Old English hl¯de + ford.

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

Similar surnames: Bedford, Radford, Welford, Elford, Harford, Linford, Medford, Seaford

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Ledford Family Origin

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Ledford Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Ledford.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Ledford Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Ledford Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ledford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ledford in 1940 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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