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Telford Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumbria): not, as its form would imply, a habitational name, even though there is a place in Shropshire so called, but a variant of Telfer, assimilated to the pattern of habitational names in -ford. The Shropshire place is a new town, named after the celebrated Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford (1757–1834).

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


Similar surnames: Elford, Belford, Welford, Tedford, Tilford, Walford, Galford, Talford

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Telford Family Origin

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Telford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Going To School

    15%
  • Farmers Son

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Telford family was Labourer. The most common Telford occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Telford's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Farmers Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Telford.

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Telford Historical Records

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Telford Life Expectancy

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