Deford Family History

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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

What did your Deford ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

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Deford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Deford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deford 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 Deford. 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 Deford. For the veterans among your Deford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deford Life Expectancy

What is the average Deford lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Deford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Deford in 1951 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deford 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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