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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


Similar surnames: Bradford, Trafford, Harford, Walford, Sandford, Crawford, Halford

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Radford Family Origin

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Radford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Radford. A less common occupation for the Radford family was Keeping House. The most common Radford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Radford's were Farmers.

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Radford Life Expectancy

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