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Walford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Walford. Examples in Herefordshire and Shropshire are named with Old English (West Midlands) wæll(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’ + ford ‘ford’. A second place of the same name in Herefordshire was named with Old English w(e)alh ‘foreigner’, ‘Briton’, ‘serf’ (see Wallace) as the first element, and one in Dorset with Old English wealt ‘unsteady’, ‘difficult’.

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

Similar surnames: Welford, Alford, Halford, Wilford, Galford, Watford, Wolford, Warford

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Walford Family Origin

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Walford Family Occupations

What did your Walford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Walford family was Contracter. Farmer, Chandler and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walford. The most common Walford occupation in Canada was Farmer. 17% of Walford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Chandler

  • Clerk

  • Contracter


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Walford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Walford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walford 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Walford. 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 Walford. For the veterans among your Walford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walford Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Walford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Walford in 1947 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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