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Origins of the Alford surname

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About the Alfords

We have a total number of 30160 records for people with the last name Alford.

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Where do most Alfords live?

In 1921, most Alfords lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Alfords

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We have 26,400 records for the Alford surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Alfords most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Alford first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Alfords

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Alfords in 1921




House Servant


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Alfords in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer


Farm Hands


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