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Rayfield Family History

Rayfield Name Meaning
English (Kent): origin unidentified; probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, perhaps an altered form of Rayford. 1881, FREQSTATS.

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

85,025 Historical Documents with Rayfield on Ancestry.com
20,524 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,728 Military Records
1,068 Immigration Records
14,254 Census and Voter Lists
46,451 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rayfield Families

  • Number of Rayfield families
     25 - 47
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rayfield families
     123 - 244
     42 - 122
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Rayfield last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rayfield census records

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Rayfield Family Origin

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Rayfield Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rayfield

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Rayfield Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rayfield census records

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Rayfield Civil War Service Records

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