Sanford Family History

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Sanford Name Meaning

English: variant of Sandford.

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

Similar surnames: Samford, Sandford, Banford, Gafford, Safford, Hanford, Lanford

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Sanford Family Origin

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Sanford Family Occupations

What did your Sanford ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sanford. 44% of Sanford men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Sanford women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sanford were Carpenter and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Income
  • Nurse

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

Sanford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 201,000 census records available for the last name Sanford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sanford 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Sanford. 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 44,000 military records available for the last name Sanford. For the veterans among your Sanford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sanford Life Expectancy

What is the average Sanford lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sanford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sanford in 1942 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sanford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sanford 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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