Bamford Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Bamford Name Meaning: A habitational name from various places named with old English beam 'tree','beam' + ford 'ford'.

May indicate someone who lived near a ford beside a plank bridge, for those who wished to keep their feet dry (footbridge). The first recorded spelling is that of 'William de Bamford',dated 1228.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Bamford Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Bamford family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 54
Independent 52
Cotton Weaver 50
Labourer 45
Female Servant 41
Silk Weaver 41
Weaver 41
Farmer 36
Woollen Weaver 26
Male Servant 22
Woollen Weaver J 22
Coal Miner 21
Frame Work Knitter 19
Piecer 15
Cotton Spinner 14
Woollen Spinner 14
Woollen Spinner J 14
Blacksmith 10
Ag Lab 10
Clerk 9
Dress Maker 8
Spinner 8
Baker 7
Cotton Piecer 7
Slubber 7

Bamford Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Bamford 100% 31,747
2 Bumford 86% 2,336
3 Bomford 86% 1,042
4 Bemford 86% 117

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