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Origins of the Stafford surname

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About the Staffords

We have a total number of 81629 records for people with the last name Stafford.

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Where do most Staffords live?

In 1921, most Staffords lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Staffords

How common is your surname?

629th most common surname in the UK

We have 65,000 records for the Stafford surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Staffords most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Staffords.

What are the most common Stafford first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Stafford family members

Common jobs for Staffords

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

Common Female occupations for Staffords in 1921
Dressmaker

282

Cotton Weaver

248

Domestic Servant

122

General Servant Domestic

121

Housekeeper

112

Common Male occupations for Staffords in 1921
Coal Miner

319

General Labourer

249

Farmer

194

Agricultural Labourer

185

Stone Mason

166

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