Spofford Family History

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Spofford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Spofforth in North Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Spoford and perhaps so named from Old English splott ‘spot’, ‘plot’ of land + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Spafford, Stafford, Safford, Offord, Pafford, Holford, Stockford

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Spofford Family Origin

Where is the Spofford family from?

Spofford Family Occupations

What did your Spofford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Spofford family was Retired Manfr. Comml Clerk & Traveller, Grocer and Retired Commercial Traveller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spofford. The most common Spofford occupation in the UK was Comml Clerk & Traveller. 11% of Spofford's were Comml Clerk & Travellers.

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  • Comml Clerk & Traveller

  • Grocer

  • Retired Commercial Traveller

  • Retired Manfr


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

Spofford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Spofford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spofford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Spofford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Spofford. For the veterans among your Spofford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spofford Life Expectancy

What is the average Spofford lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Spofford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Spofford in 1953 was 36, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spofford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spofford 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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