Ratchford Family History

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Ratchford Name Meaning

Irish (Wexford) and English: variant of Rochford.

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


Similar surnames: Rotchford, Wratchford, Rachford, Latchford, Litchford, Rockford

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Ratchford Family Origin

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Ratchford Family Occupations

What did your Ratchford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ratchford family was Keeps House. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ratchford. The most common Ratchford occupation in the USA was Laborer. 22% of Ratchford's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    22%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Keeps House

    5%

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

Ratchford Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ratchford Life Expectancy

What is the average Ratchford lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ratchford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ratchford in 1947 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ratchford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ratchford 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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