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Watford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Watford in Hertfordshire or from the much smaller place in Northamptonshire, both named with Old English wað ‘hunt’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Walford, Warford, Whitford, Hayford, Welford, Galford, Wadford

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Watford Family Origin

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Watford Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Watford family was Cabinet Maker. Labourer, Carpenter and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Watford. The most common Watford occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Watford's were Labourers.

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Watford Historical Records

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Watford Life Expectancy

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