Last Name FORD


Meaning Local: At the ford. Probably the original bearer occupied an official or occupative position in maintaining a way. At any rate a ford would attract a settlement in its close neighbourhood. Hence the familiarity of the last name. Hence, too, so many place-names with suffix '-ford' or '-forth.'
Origin English, Jewish, French, Irish, Falkland, Maltese, South african, Hungarian

Rank 124 (2000 US census) 102 (1990 US census)
Count 178,397 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 64.28%, or 114674 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 31.4%, or 56017 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.37%, or 660 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.61%, or 1088 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.84%, or 3283 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.51%, or 2694 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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