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Dunford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Dunford Bridge, a hamlet near Penistone, West Yorkshire, so called from the river Don (a British name, possibly meaning ‘river’) + Old English ford ‘ford’, or from Dunford House in Methley, West Yorkshire, which is named in Old English as ‘Dunn’s ford’ (see Dunn 2). Reaney suggests that the name may also have arisen from places called Durnford in Somerset and Wiltshire. (Great) Durnford in Wiltshire was named in Old English as ‘hidden ford’ (dierne + ford).

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


Similar surnames: Dunsford, Munford, Lunsford, Winford, Fulford, Binford, Duford

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Dunford Family Origin

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Dunford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Farmer Son

    13%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • Cabinet Maker

    7%

In 1881, the most common Dunford occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Dunford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dunford family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Farmer Son and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dunford.

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Dunford Life Expectancy

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