Stratford Family History

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Stratford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Greater London, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Wiltshire, and Warwickshire, named in Old English with str?t ‘paved highway’, ‘Roman road’ (see Street) + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Trafford, Stanford, Stratton, Stafford, Cranford, Radford, Crawford

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Stratford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stratford name?

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


  • France


  • Sweden


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Stratford Family Origin

Where is the Stratford family from?

Stratford Family Occupations

What did your Stratford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stratford. A less common occupation for the Stratford family was Wood Turner. The most common Stratford occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Stratford's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Wood Turner


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

Stratford Historical Records

What Stratford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Stratford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stratford 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Stratford. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Stratford. For the veterans among your Stratford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stratford Life Expectancy

What is the average Stratford lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Stratford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Stratford in 1950 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stratford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stratford 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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