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Sandford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, Oxfordshire, and Shropshire, so called from Old English sand ‘sand’ + ford ‘ford’. Scottish: habitational name from a place in Fife, formerly called Sandford (see 1), now known as St. Fort.

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


Similar surnames: Radford, Stanford, Sanderford, Blandford, Hansford, Langford, Hanford

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Where is the Sandford family from?

You can see how Sandford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sandford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sandford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 119 Sandford families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Sandford's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sandford families in 1911.
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What did your Sandford ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sandford. 47% of Sandford men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Sandford women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sandford were Laborer and Housewife.

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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
    47%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    67%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Sandford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandford 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Sandford. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sandford. For the veterans among your Sandford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sandford lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sandford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Sandford in 1952 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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