Olford Family History

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Olford Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Elford, Alford, Wolford, Holford, Colford, Offord, Oxford, Oldford

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Olford Family Origin

Where is the Olford family from?

Olford Family Occupations

What did your Olford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Olford family was Farmer. The most common Olford occupation in the UK was Ironstone Miner. 15% of Olford's were Ironstone Miners. Ironstone Miner, Labourer and Engine Driver H M Victualling Yard were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olford.

View Census data for Olford | Data not to scale

  • Ironstone Miner

    15%
  • Labourer

    15%
  • Engine Driver H M Victualling Yard

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%

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

Olford Historical Records

What Olford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Olford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Olford

Passenger List

There are 218 immigration records available for the last name Olford. 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 396 military records available for the last name Olford. For the veterans among your Olford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olford Life Expectancy

What is the average Olford lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Olford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Olford in 1958 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olford 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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