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Record Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Richeward Rikeward (Old French Ricoart ancient Germanic Ricward from rīc ‘power(ful) realm’ + ward ‘protector’). English: occasionally perhaps a variant of the Middle English personal name Richold Rikold used of both men and women. The male name is Old French in two different dialect forms of ancient Germanic Ricoald Ricold Richold (from rīc ‘power(ful)’ + wald ‘rule ruler’) and the female name is an Old French form of ancient Germanic Richold a variant of Richild (where the second element is hild ‘battle’). Altered form of French Ricard reflecting the characteristic Canadian and American French rounding of the -ard ending. In some cases possibly also southern French: from Old French record recort ‘recollection account testimony’ and by extension ‘witness’ hence perhaps a nickname for someone who had given evidence in a court of law or a metonymic occupational name for a clerk who recorded court proceedings.

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


Similar surnames: Acord, Cord, Pecore, Secord, Ricord, Recor, Corn, Reckard, Rexford

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You can see how Record families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Record family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Record families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Record families living in Maine. This was about 34% of all the recorded Record's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Record families in 1840.
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What did your Record ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Record. 19% of Record men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Record women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Record were Carpenter and Cook. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Record. For the veterans among your Record ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Record lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Record life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Record in 1946 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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