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Halford Name Meaning

English (chiefly Midlands): habitational name from any of various places called Halford. Most, for example those in Warwickshire and Shropshire, are named from Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Walford, Alford, Holford, Hanford, Harford, Hayford, Galford, Radford

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Where is the Halford family from?

You can see how Halford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Halford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 23 Halford families living in Manitoba. This was about 25% of all the recorded Halford's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Halford families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halford ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Halford. 30% of Halford men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Halford women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halford were Barber and Student.

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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
    30%
  • Farming
    21%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Barber
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Student
    40%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Halford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halford 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Halford. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Halford. For the veterans among your Halford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halford lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Halford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Halford in 1941 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

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