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Rockford Name Meaning

Apparently an altered spelling of English Rochford; alternatively it may be an Americanized form of French Rochefort or Italian Roccaforte.

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

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Rockford Family Origin

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Rockford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Rockford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Rockford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rockford family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rockford.

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Rockford Historical Records

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Rockford Life Expectancy

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