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Origins of the Stratford surname

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About the Stratfords

We have a total number of 22643 records for people with the last name Stratford.

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Where do most Stratfords live?

In 1921, most Stratfords lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Stratfords

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 20,400 records for the Stratford surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Stratfords most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Stratfords.

What are the most common Stratford first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Fanny
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Stratfords

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

Common Female occupations for Stratfords in 1921
Dressmaker

108

Domestic Servant

60

General Servant Domestic

60

Laundress

56

General Servant

48

Common Male occupations for Stratfords in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

146

Farm Labourer

95

General Labourer

95

Bricklayer

79

Carpenter

68

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