Hereford Family History

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Hereford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hereford in Herefordshire, or Harford in Devon and Goucestershire, all named from Old English here ‘army’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Harford, Horsford, Hartford, Beresford, Bareford, Ledford, Elford

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Hereford Family Origin

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Hereford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Farming

    9%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Physician

    5%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hereford. A less common occupation for the Hereford family was Physician. The most common Hereford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Hereford's were Farmers.

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Hereford Historical Records

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Hereford Life Expectancy

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