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Rexford Family History

Rexford Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Rexforth a topographic name for someone living at a river crossing or ford near a place called Rex perhaps the one near Fulda Hesse.

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


Similar surnames: Rayford, Gepford, Record, Huxford, Ledford, Teaford, Seaford, Rumford

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Where is the Rexford family from?

You can see how Rexford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rexford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rexford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Rexford families living in New York. This was about 62% of all the recorded Rexford's in USA. New York had the highest population of Rexford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rexford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rexford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rexford. 19% of Rexford men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Rexford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rexford were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Rexford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rexford 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 470 immigration records available for the last name Rexford. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rexford. For the veterans among your Rexford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rexford lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rexford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Rexford in 1952 was 46, and 67 in 2004.

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