Rector Family History

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Rector Name Meaning

German and Dutch: status name for the director of an institution, in particular the head of a religious house or a college. Americanized form of German Richter.

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


Similar surnames: Hector, Recker, Pectol, Nestor, Doctor, Textor, Teetor, Renter

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Rector Family Origin

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Rector Family Occupations

What did your Rector ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rector. A less common occupation for the Rector family was Farming. The most common Rector occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Rector's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Rector Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rector. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rector census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Rector

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Rector. 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 Rector. For the veterans among your Rector ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rector Life Expectancy

What is the average Rector lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rector life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Rector in 1944 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rector

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rector 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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