The Dafforn Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Dafforn family.

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The Dafforn Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Dafforn
1841 Census3
1851 Census15
1861 Census17
1871 Census22
1881 Census23
1891 Census34
1901 Census49
1911 Census68

Most Frequent Forenames for the Dafforn Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
Mary Dafforn 0 2 3 3 1 2 3 3
John Dafforn 0 2 0 1 2 3 2 0
Thomas Dafforn 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 4
Frederick Dafforn 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4
George Dafforn 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3
Charles Dafforn 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 1
William Dafforn 0 3 2 2 0 0 1 2
Elizabeth Dafforn 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 2
Arthur Dafforn 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1
Samuel Dafforn 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
Sarah Dafforn 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ellen Dafforn 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 2
Walter Dafforn 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1
Emma Dafforn 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0
James Dafforn 0 0 2 2 0 1 2 0
Benjamin Dafforn 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1
Martha Dafforn 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 0
Dorothy Dafforn 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Ernest Dafforn 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
Ann Dafforn 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Dafforn family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...


Etymology and History of the Surname: Dafforn

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