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Fulford Family History

Fulford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Devon, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, and East Yorkshire, all so named from Old English ful ‘dirty’, ‘muddy’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Mulford, Pulford, Dunford, Mugford, Elford, Holford, Milford, Burford

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Where is the Fulford family from?

You can see how Fulford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fulford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fulford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 158 Fulford families living in Ontario. This was about 69% of all the recorded Fulford's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fulford families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fulford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fulford ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Fulford. 45% of Fulford men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Fulford women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fulford were Labourer and Nurse. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Student
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Nurse
    20%
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What Fulford family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Fulford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fulford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Fulford. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Fulford. For the veterans among your Fulford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fulford lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Fulford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fulford in 1948 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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