Seaford Family History

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Seaford Name Meaning

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

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

Similar surnames: Safford, Ledford, Shuford, Stafford, Elford, Belford, Welford

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Seaford Family Origin

Where is the Seaford family from?

Seaford Family Occupations

What did your Seaford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Draper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seaford. A less common occupation for the Seaford family was Boot Maker. The most common Seaford occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Seaford's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Draper

  • Boot Maker


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

Seaford Historical Records

What Seaford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Seaford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seaford 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 552 immigration records available for the last name Seaford. 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 547 military records available for the last name Seaford. For the veterans among your Seaford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seaford Life Expectancy

What is the average Seaford lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Seaford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Seaford in 1963 was 31, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seaford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seaford 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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