Trafford Family History

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Trafford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. One in Northamptonshire is named with Old English træppe ‘(fish-)trap’ + ford ‘ford’. The places called Trafford in Cheshire have as their first element Old English trog ‘trough’, ‘valley’; while Trafford in Lancashire was originally called Stratford ‘ford on a Roman road’ (see Stratford). Nevertheless, most cases of the surname probably derive from the last of these places; a landowning family can be traced there to the 13th century.

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

Similar surnames: Stafford, Radford, Crawford, Stratford, Bradford, Safford, Pafford

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Trafford Family Origin

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Trafford Family Occupations

What did your Trafford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Trafford occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Trafford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Trafford family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farmer Son and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Trafford.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer Son

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Farm Laborer


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

Trafford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Trafford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trafford 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Trafford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Trafford. For the veterans among your Trafford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Trafford Life Expectancy

What is the average Trafford lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Trafford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Trafford in 1960 was 63, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Trafford 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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