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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Alford

Alford L. McMichael is a military person. His military service ended in 1970.

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Alford was born on October 30th, 1971.

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Alford Lee McLaughlin is a military person. His military service ended in 1972.

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Alford was born on August 23rd, 1948 in Montserrat.

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Alford Po'oia is an athlete for the Malaita Kingz F.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alford

Steve Alford is a basketball player for the UCLA Bruins, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, and UCLA Bruins men's basketball in the Pac-12 Conference men's basketball. He was most active from 1987 to 1991. Steve was born on November 23rd, 1964 in Franklin, Indiana.

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Mimi was given the name Marion Fay Beardsley on May 7th, 1943. Mimi is also known as Marion Beardsley Alford, Marion Fahnestock, Beardsley, Mimi; Beardsley Alford, Mimi; Beardsley, Marion Fay; Beardsley Alford, Marion; Fahnestock, and Marion.

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Phillip Alford is an actor. He was most active from 1962 to 1972. Phillip was born on September 11th, 1948 in Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.

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Bryce Alford is a basketball player for the UCLA Bruins and UCLA Bruins men's basketball in the Pac-12 Conference men's basketball. Bryce was born on January 18th, 1995.

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Kerry Stokes is a businessman. Kerry was given the name John Patrick Alford on September 13th, 1940 in Melbourne.

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Robert Alford is a football player for the Atlanta Falcons. His ongoing career started in 2013. Robert was born on November 1st, 1988 in Hammond, Louisiana.

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How popular is the baby name Alford in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 14 0 14
1881 17 0 17
1882 16 0 16
1883 13 0 13
1884 17 0 17
1885 11 0 11
1886 17 0 17
1887 9 0 9
1888 15 0 15
1889 10 0 10
1890 16 0 16
1891 10 0 10
1892 20 0 20
1893 10 0 10
1894 10 0 10
1895 7 0 7
1896 7 0 7
1897 16 0 16
1898 12 0 12
1899 19 0 19
1900 22 0 22
1901 9 0 9
1902 17 0 17
1903 21 0 21
1904 10 0 10
1905 17 0 17
1906 16 0 16
1907 16 0 16
1908 29 0 29
1909 14 0 14
1910 18 0 18
1911 30 0 30
1912 40 0 40
1913 41 0 41
1914 45 0 45
1915 72 0 72
1916 68 0 68
1917 72 0 72
1918 62 0 62
1919 90 0 90
1920 83 0 83
1921 87 0 87
1922 86 0 86
1923 93 0 93
1924 90 5 85
1925 101 0 101
1926 86 0 86
1927 89 0 89
1928 94 0 94
1929 93 0 93
1930 106 0 106
1931 72 0 72
1932 75 0 75
1933 66 0 66
1934 84 0 84
1935 83 0 83
1936 89 0 89
1937 76 0 76
1938 68 0 68
1939 59 0 59
1940 69 0 69
1941 72 0 72
1942 87 0 87
1943 74 0 74
1944 68 0 68
1945 55 0 55
1946 69 0 69
1947 55 0 55
1948 69 0 69
1949 79 0 79
1950 64 0 64
1951 60 0 60
1952 66 0 66
1953 73 0 73
1954 78 0 78
1955 69 0 69
1956 54 0 54
1957 42 0 42
1958 39 0 39
1959 55 0 55
1960 48 0 48
1961 45 0 45
1962 34 0 34
1963 34 0 34
1964 42 0 42
1965 27 0 27
1966 34 0 34
1967 32 0 32
1968 26 0 26
1969 21 0 21
1970 34 0 34
1971 20 0 20
1972 26 0 26
1973 32 0 32
1974 19 0 19
1975 29 0 29
1976 11 0 11
1977 21 0 21
1978 18 0 18
1979 15 0 15
1980 24 0 24
1981 26 0 26
1982 15 0 15
1983 16 0 16
1984 21 0 21
1985 13 0 13
1986 12 0 12
1987 11 0 11
1988 14 0 14
1989 9 0 9
1990 8 0 8
1991 16 0 16
1992 10 0 10
1993 8 0 8
1994 11 0 11
1995 6 0 6
1996 5 0 5
1997 8 0 8
1999 9 0 9
2000 5 0 5
2001 5 0 5
2002 7 0 7
2005 5 0 5
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Alford as a first name

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Popularity of Alford as a last name

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Common last names for Alford

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Jones
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Jackson
  • Robinson
  • Cooper
  • Lee

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alford U.S.
  White 63.95% 64.26%
  African American 30.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alford

People with the last name Alford are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Alford

  • How Popular is the name Alford? Alford is the 3,895th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alford was the 1,140th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,789 babies born with the first name Alford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alford to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Alford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alford is Saturday, April 16th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Alford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alford was in 1930 with a total of 106 babies.
  • Random Alford Factoid: According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alford is not a popular baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 1936.
  • Weird things about the name Alford: Your name in reverse order is Drofla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Adfrol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 30,771 people with the last name Alford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alford? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Alford as their last name.

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