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Stafford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in England so called, which do not all share the same etymology. The county seat of Staffordshire (which is probably the main source of the surname) is named from Old English stæð ‘landing place’ + ford ‘ford’. Examples in Devon seem to have as their first element Old English stan ‘stone’, and one in Sussex is probably named with Old English steor ‘steer’, ‘bullock’.

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


Similar surnames: Stanford, Trafford, Safford, Pafford, Stratford, Swafford, Seaford

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Stafford Family Origin

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Stafford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Stafford family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stafford. The most common Stafford occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Stafford's were Farmers.

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