Safford Family History

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Safford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Seaford in East Sussex, named with Old English s? ‘sea’ + ford ‘ford’. Until the 16th century, the Ouse river flowed into the sea at this point.

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

Similar surnames: Seaford, Stafford, Pafford, Shuford, Spofford, Walford, Watford

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Safford Family Origin

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Safford Family Occupations

What did your Safford ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Assistant Keeper Of Public Re and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Safford. 5% of Safford men worked as an Assistant Keeper Of Public Re and 40% of Safford women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Safford were Coopercustoms repairer and Boot shoe Stittener Mould

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Assistant Keeper Of Public Re
  • Bainsker At Law Recorder Of Faversham
  • Builders Labourer
  • Coopercustoms repairer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Thermometer Engraver
  • Beneh Hand Shoe Trad
  • Boot shoe Stittener Mould

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

Safford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Safford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Safford 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 Safford. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Safford. For the veterans among your Safford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Safford Life Expectancy

What is the average Safford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Safford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Safford in 1943 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Safford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Safford 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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