Linford Family History

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Linford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Great and Little Linford in Buckinghamshire or Lynford in Norfolk. The former may have Old English hlyn ‘maple’ as its first element; the latter is more likely to contain lin ‘flax’. The second element in each case is Old English ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Winford, Binford, Lanford, Lipford, Langford, Dunford, Ledford

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Linford Family Origin

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Linford Family Occupations

What did your Linford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Linford. 2% of Linford men worked as an Incapacitated and 51% of Linford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Linford were Builders Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • Bricklayer
  • Colliery Haulage Hand
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Linford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Linford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Linford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Linford. 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 Linford. For the veterans among your Linford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Linford Life Expectancy

What is the average Linford lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Linford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Linford in 1957 was 63, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Linford

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