Stanford Family History

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Stanford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Stanford, for example in Bedfordshire, Kent, and Norfolk, or Stanford Dingley in Berkshire, Stanford in the Vale in Oxfordshire, or Stanford le Hope in Essex, etc., all named from Old English stan ‘stone’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Stafford, Stratford, Sandford, Hanford, Cranford, Swinford, Branford

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Stanford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stanford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stanford. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Stanford Family Origin

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Stanford Family Occupations

What did your Stanford ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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Stanford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 141,000 census records available for the last name Stanford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stanford 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Stanford. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Stanford. For the veterans among your Stanford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stanford Life Expectancy

What is the average Stanford lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Stanford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Stanford in 1940 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stanford 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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