Hanford Family History

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Hanford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Hanford in Staffordshire and Handforth in Cheshire, named from Old English han ‘stone’ (used as a marker) or hana ‘cock’, ‘male bird’, perhaps used as a byname, + Old English ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Harford, Halford, Hayford, Hansford, Lanford, Walford, Winford

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Hanford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hanford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hanford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Hanford Family Origin

Where is the Hanford family from?

Hanford Family Occupations

What did your Hanford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hanford family was Merchant. The most common Hanford occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Hanford's were Farmers. Farmer, Insp Of Inland Revenue and Lobs Packer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hanford.

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  • Farmer

  • Insp Of Inland Revenue

  • Lobs Packer

  • Merchant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hanford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hanford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Hanford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hanford. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Hanford. For the veterans among your Hanford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hanford Life Expectancy

What is the average Hanford lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hanford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hanford in 1949 was 55, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hanford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hanford 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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