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Hartford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from East and West Hartford (Northumberland) Hartforth in Gilling (North Yorkshire) Hartford (Cheshire) or Hertford (Hertfordshire); less probably from Hartford End in Felsted (Essex) or Hartfordbridge in Elvetham (Hampshire). The placenames derive from Old English heorot ‘hart stag’ + ford ‘ford’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Harford, Hayford, Hanford, Halford, Horsford, Warford, Bareford

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Where is the Hartford family from?

You can see how Hartford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hartford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hartford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 96 Hartford families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hartford's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hartford families in 1911.
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What did your Hartford ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hartford. 39% of Hartford men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Hartford women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hartford were Farming and Income. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Farmer
  • Housekeeper
  • Income
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Hartford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartford 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hartford. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Hartford. For the veterans among your Hartford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hartford lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hartford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hartford in 1947 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

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