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Rutherford Family History

Rutherford Name Meaning
Scottish and northern English: habitational name from a place in the Scottish Borders near Roxburgh, probably named with an early British river name of unknown etymology + Old English ford ‘ford’. There is another place of the same name in North Yorkshire, named with hryðer ‘cattle’ + Old English ford ‘ford’, but this does not seem to have contributed to the surname.

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

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Name Distribution of Rutherford Families

  • Number of Rutherford families
     156 - 309
     53 - 155
     1 - 52
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rutherford families
     753 - 1,504
     252 - 752
     1 - 251
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rutherford families
     397 - 791
     133 - 396
     1 - 132
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rutherford Family Origin

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Rutherford Family Occupations

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