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Colford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Coleford, in Somerset and Gloucestershire, which are named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Holford, Wolford, Wilford, Welford, Alford, Fulford, Walford, Halford

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Colford Family Origin

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Colford Family Occupations

What did your Colford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Colford occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Colford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Colford family was Servant. Farmer, Labourer and Saloon Keep were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Colford.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Labourer

    14%
  • Saloon Keep

    10%
  • Servant

    10%

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

Colford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Colford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Colford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Colford. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Colford. For the veterans among your Colford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Colford Life Expectancy

What is the average Colford lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Colford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Colford in 1963 was 79, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Colford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Colford 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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