Rexford Family History

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Rexford Name Meaning

Americanized spelling 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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Rexford Family Origin

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Rexford Family Occupations

What did your Rexford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rexford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Rexford's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rexford. A less common occupation for the Rexford family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Rexford Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rexford Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rexford 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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