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Radford Family History

Radford Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places so named, for example in Devon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Hereford and Worcester. Most are named from Old English read ‘red’ + ford ‘ford’, but it is possible that in some cases the first element may be a derivative of Old English ridan ‘to ride’, with the meaning ‘ford that can be crossed on horseback’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

760,322 Historical Documents with Radford on Ancestry.com
217,125 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,589 Military Records
13,070 Immigration Records
145,346 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Radford Families

  • Number of Radford families
     65 - 128
     22 - 64
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Radford families
     408 - 814
     137 - 407
     1 - 136
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Radford families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Radford Family Origin

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Radford Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Radford

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Radford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Radford Civil War Service Records

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