Gafford Family History

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Gafford Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Gifford. Probably a respelling of German Gaffert, a habitational name from Gaffert near Köslin, Brandenburg, or from a personal name formed with Middle High German gate ‘fellow’, ‘companion’.

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


Similar surnames: Galford, Gifford, Pafford, Wafford, Safford, Rayford, Kofford, Ufford

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Gafford Family Origin

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Gafford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Gafford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Gafford's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gafford. A less common occupation for the Gafford family was Laborer.

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Gafford Historical Records

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Gafford Life Expectancy

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