Ransford Family History

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Ransford Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Ramsfold Farm in Lurgashall, Sussex. In a 14th-century record the name occurs as de Rammesford.

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


Similar surnames: Lansford, Hansford, Rainsford, Lunsford, Bransford, Lanford, Sandford

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Ransford Family Origin

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Ransford Family Occupations

What did your Ransford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ransford. The most common Ransford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Ransford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ransford family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Ransford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ransford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ransford 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 Ransford. 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 Ransford. For the veterans among your Ransford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ransford Life Expectancy

What is the average Ransford lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ransford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ransford in 1960 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ransford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ransford 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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