Bedford Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Bedford Name Meaning: A habitational name from the county of Bedfordshire. Named after the 7th Century personal name 'Beda' and 'ford' a river crossing.

Anglo-Saxon in origin

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Bedford Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Bedford family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 207
Female Servant 126
Independent 93
Labourer 61
Male Servant 54
Farmer 49
Shoe Maker 39
Coal Miner 35
Fancy Weaver 21
Tailor 18
Carpenter 18
Worsted Weaver 18
Brick Maker 17
Butcher 16
Publican 16
Blacksmith 14
Gardener 14
Clerk 13
Ag Labourer 12
Weaver 11
Apprentice 10
School Master 10
Ag Lab 10
Servant 9
Independant 9

Bedford Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Bedford 100% 52,597
2 Badford 86% 891
3 Beadford 88% 319
4 Bidford 86% 230

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The surname Bedford is the most popular version of all its varients

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