Ledford Family History

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Ledford Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from either of two places called Lydford, in Devon and Somerset. The first is named with the river name Lyd (from Old English hl¯de ‘noisy stream’) + Old English ford, i.e. ‘ford over the Lyd river’. Lydford in Somerset was named ‘ford over the noisy stream’, from Old English hl¯de + ford.

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


Similar surnames: Bedford, Radford, Welford, Elford, Harford, Linford, Medford, Seaford

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Ledford Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ledford name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ledford. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    62%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • Norway

    2%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    2%

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Ledford Family Origin

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Ledford Family Occupations

What did your Ledford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ledford family was Seaman. Clerk, Farmer and Saloon Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ledford. The most common Ledford occupation in Canada was Clerk. 25% of Ledford's were Clerks.

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  • Clerk

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Saloon Keeper

    13%
  • Seaman

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ledford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ledford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Ledford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ledfordcensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ledford. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Ledford. For the veterans among your Ledford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ledford Life Expectancy

What is the average Ledford lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ledford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Ledford in 1940 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ledford 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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