Sandford Family History

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Sandford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Oxfordshire, and Shropshire, so called from Old English sand ‘sand’ + ford ‘ford’. Scottish: habitational name from a place in Fife, formerly called Sandford (see 1), now known as St. Fort.

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

Similar surnames: Radford, Stanford, Sanderford, Blandford, Hansford, Langford, Hanford

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Sandford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sandford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sandford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Sandford Family Origin

Where is the Sandford family from?

Sandford Family Occupations

What did your Sandford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sandford. The most common Sandford occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Sandford's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sandford family was Annuitant.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Annuitant


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

Sandford Historical Records

What Sandford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Sandford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandford 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Sandford. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sandford. For the veterans among your Sandford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sandford Life Expectancy

What is the average Sandford lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sandford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Sandford in 1952 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sandford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sandford 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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