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Holford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Holford, for example in Somerset, or from Holdforth in Durham, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Halford, Colford, Holroyd, Horsford, Wolford, Alford, Fulford

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Where is the Holford family from?

You can see how Holford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Holford families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Holford's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Holford families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holford ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Holford. 55% of Holford men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    55%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Labourer
    19%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Holford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holford 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Holford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Holford. For the veterans among your Holford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holford lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Holford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Holford in 1942 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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