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Littleford Surname Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): possibly a habitational name from a lost place called Littleford End in Sutton Maddock (Shropshire) which may derive from English lȳtel ‘little’ + ford ‘ford’ though this placename may alternatively derive from the surname. In this case the location of any original Littleford remains unidentified. There may well have been some confusion with Littleworth. Interchange of -worth and -ford in an unstressed syllable is a relatively common phenomenon in English placenames. Indeed given the lack of medieval early bearers it is even possible that the surname Littleford is in all cases a development of Littleworth.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Littlewood, Littlehale, Pitchford, Littlefield, Littleton, Milford

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Where is the Littleford family from?

You can see how Littleford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Littleford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Littleford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 56 Littleford families living in Lancashire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Littleford's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Littleford families in 1891.
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What did your Littleford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Littleford. 17% of Littleford men worked as a Farm Worker and 79% of Littleford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Littleford were Cotton Spinner and Office Cleaner. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Worker
    17%
  • Police Constable
    17%
  • Joiner
    17%
  • Cotton Spinner
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    3%
  • Office Cleaner
    3%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Littleford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Littleford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 437 immigration records available for the last name Littleford. 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 Cards

There are 799 military records available for the last name Littleford. For the veterans among your Littleford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Littleford lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Littleford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Littleford in 1956 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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