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Rachford Name Meaning

variant of Rochford. variant of Rackford, a habitational name from Rackenford in Devon, recorded in Domesday Book as Racheneforda, which Mills interprets as ‘ford suitable for riding, by a stretch of river’.

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


Similar surnames: Rochford, Ashford, Radford, Ratchford, Hansford, Rushford, Latchford

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Rachford Family Origin

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Rachford Family Occupations

What did your Rachford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rachford. A less common occupation for the Rachford family was Farm Laborer. The most common Rachford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Rachford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    23%
  • Engineer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rachford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rachford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rachford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rachford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rachford. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rachford. For the veterans among your Rachford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rachford Life Expectancy

What is the average Rachford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rachford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Rachford in 1945 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rachford ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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