Hansford Family History

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Hansford Name Meaning

English (Dorset): habitational name from an unidentified place, possibly Ansford in Somerset, which is recorded in Domesday Book as Almundesford, from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ealhmund (composed of the elements ealh ‘temple’ + mund ‘protection’) + Old English ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Hanford, Lansford, Dunsford, Lunsford, Langford, Bassford, Sandford

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Hansford Family Origin

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Hansford Family Occupations

What did your Hansford ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Hansford. 14% of Hansford men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Hansford women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hansford were Machinist and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
  • Cashier
  • Clerk

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

Hansford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Hansford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hansford 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hansford. 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 Hansford. For the veterans among your Hansford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hansford Life Expectancy

What is the average Hansford lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hansford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hansford in 1944 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hansford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hansford 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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