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Ratchford Family History

Ratchford Name Meaning
Irish (Wexford) and English: variant of Rochford.

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

65,370 Historical Documents with Ratchford on Ancestry.com
15,158 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,096 Military Records
1,381 Immigration Records
11,177 Census and Voter Lists
35,558 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ratchford Families

  • Number of Ratchford families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ratchford families
     57 - 111
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ratchford families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ratchford Family Origin

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Ratchford Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ratchford

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Ratchford Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ratchford census records

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Ratchford Civil War Service Records

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