Rayfield Family History

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Rayfield Name Meaning

English (Kent): origin unidentified; probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, perhaps an altered form of Rayford.

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


Similar surnames: Garfield, Mayfield, Layfield, Brayfield, Byfield, Hairfield, Warfield

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Rayfield Family Origin

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Rayfield Family Occupations

What did your Rayfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rayfield. A less common occupation for the Rayfield family was Carpenter. The most common Rayfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Rayfield's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Rayfield Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rayfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Rayfield lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Rayfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Rayfield in 1949 was 39, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rayfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rayfield 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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