Lanford Family History

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Lanford Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Landford, Wiltshire, which was originally Laneford, from Old English lane ‘narrow way’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Lansford, Linford, Hanford, Langford, Ledford, Dunford, Banford

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Lanford Family Origin

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Lanford Family Occupations

What did your Lanford ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Carpenter and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Lanford. 50% of Lanford men worked as a Carpenter

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Carpenter
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse

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

Lanford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Lanford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lanford 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 766 immigration records available for the last name Lanford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Lanford. For the veterans among your Lanford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lanford Life Expectancy

What is the average Lanford lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Lanford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Lanford in 1952 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lanford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lanford 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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