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Deford Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Dufort, a patronymic from the nickname le Fort ‘the strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Demore, Duford, Buford, Record, Secord, Demond, Demory, Defer

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Deford Family Origin

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Deford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Deford family was Laborer. The most common Deford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Deford's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Deford.

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Deford Life Expectancy

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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