Wolford Family History

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Wolford Name Meaning

habitational name from Great or Little Wolford in Warwickshire, named with Old English wulf ‘wolf’ + weard ‘protector’, ‘guard’. from the Old English personal name Wulfweard, composed of the same elements as 1.

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

Similar surnames: Walford, Wilford, Welford, Colford, Holford, Galford, Elford, Alford

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Wolford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wolford name?

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Wolford Family Origin

Where is the Wolford family from?

Wolford Family Occupations

What did your Wolford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Wolford occupation in the UK was Labourer. 38% of Wolford's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Wolford family was Gardner (Dom). Labourer, Laundress and Garden Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wolford.

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  • Labourer

  • Laundress

  • Garden Laborer

  • Gardner (Dom)


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

Wolford Historical Records

What Wolford family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Wolford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolford 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolford. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Wolford. For the veterans among your Wolford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wolford Life Expectancy

What is the average Wolford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Wolford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Wolford in 1945 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wolford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wolford 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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