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Reliford Family History

Reliford Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. This is a common LA surname; most bearers are African Americans. The surname has the form of an English habitational name, but no source has been identified and the surname is not found in Britain in present-day records. Compare Relaford, Releford, Relford.

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


Similar surnames: Telford, Bluford, Relford, Relaford, Elford, Releford, Pulford

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Where is the Reliford family from?

You can see how Reliford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reliford family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Reliford families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Reliford families living in Alabama. This was about 31% of all the recorded Reliford's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Reliford families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reliford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reliford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reliford. 44% of Reliford men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Reliford women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reliford were Miner and Farmer. .

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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
    44%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Miner
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    30%
  • Maid
    30%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Reliford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reliford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 13 immigration records available for the last name Reliford. 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 Cards

There are 386 military records available for the last name Reliford. For the veterans among your Reliford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reliford lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Reliford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Reliford in 1947 was 37, and 66 in 2004.

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