Rayford Family History
Rayford Name Meaning
English: perhaps a variant of Rayfield ; compare Raffel . This surname is now rare in Britain. English: perhaps a habitational name from a lost place in Devon recorded as Wreyford in 134 The place may take its name from the river Wray + Old English ford ‘ford’. Probably an Americanized form of German Reifarth Raifarth or Reifert from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements rīc ‘power(ful)’ + frid ‘peace’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press