Shuford Family History

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Shuford Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered form of Shefford, an English habitational name from Shefford in Bedfordshire, or Great or East Shefford in Berkshire, all named with Old English sceap ‘sheep’ + ford ‘ford’. Alternatively, it could be an Americanized form of French Chuffard, probably derived from the dialect word chuffer ‘to call’, and hence a nickname for a (town) crier.

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

Similar surnames: Seaford, Safford, Ashford, Duford, Shumard, Huxford, Pafford, Harford

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Shuford Family Origin

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Shuford Family Occupations

What did your Shuford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shuford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Shuford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shuford family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shuford.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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Shuford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Shuford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shuford 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 580 immigration records available for the last name Shuford. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Shuford. For the veterans among your Shuford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shuford Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Shuford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shuford in 1955 was 25, and 79 in 2004.

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