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Origins of the Maddeford surname

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About the Maddefords

We have a total number of 287 records for people with the last name Maddeford.

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Where do most Maddefords live?

In 1921, most Maddefords lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Maddefords

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We have 218 records for the Maddeford surname. The oldest one dates back to 1817.

Who were Maddefords most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Maddeford first names?

  • Richard
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Maddefords

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

Common Female occupations for Maddefords in 1921
House Servant


Works To Lead Mine






Cook (Domestic)


Common Male occupations for Maddefords in 1921


Congregational Minister


Naval Pensioner




Asst Supt Insurance Co


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