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Bedford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the county seat of Bedfordshire, or a smaller place of the same name in Lancashire. Both are named with the Old English personal name Beda + Old English ford ‘ford’. The name is now very common in Yorkshire as well as Bedfordshire.

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


Similar surnames: Ledford, Belford, Elford, Binford, Bodiford, Medford, Beckford

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Bedford Family Origin

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Bedford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Scholar

    4%

In 1881, the most common Bedford occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Bedford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bedford family was Scholar. Farmer, Labourer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bedford.

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Bedford Historical Records

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Bedford Life Expectancy

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Famous Bedford Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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