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Shuford Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Perhaps an altered form of Shefford, an English habitational name from Shefford in Bedfordshire, or Great or East Shefford in Berkshire, all named with Old English sceap ‘sheep’ + ford ‘ford’. Alternatively, it could be an Americanized form of French Chuffard, probably derived from the dialect word chuffer ‘to call’, and hence a nickname for a (town) crier.

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


Similar surnames: Seaford, Safford, Ashford, Duford, Shumard, Huxford, Pafford, Harford

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Shuford Family Origin

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Shuford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shuford family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shuford. The most common Shuford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Shuford's were Farmers.

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