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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

What did your Radford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Radford. 19% of Radford men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Radford women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Radford were Farm Laborer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Radford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 160,000 census records available for the last name Radford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Radford 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Radford. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Radford. For the veterans among your Radford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Radford Life Expectancy

What is the average Radford lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Radford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Radford in 1940 was 32, and 69 in 2004.

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