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Trafford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. One in Northamptonshire is named with Old English træppe ‘(fish-)trap’ + ford ‘ford’. The places called Trafford in Cheshire have as their first element Old English trog ‘trough’, ‘valley’; while Trafford in Lancashire was originally called Stratford ‘ford on a Roman road’ (see Stratford). Nevertheless, most cases of the surname probably derive from the last of these places; a landowning family can be traced there to the 13th century.

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


Similar surnames: Stafford, Radford, Crawford, Stratford, Bradford, Safford, Pafford

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Trafford Family Origin

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Trafford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Silk Twister

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Trafford family was Silk Twister. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trafford. The most common Trafford occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Trafford's were Farmers.

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