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Rumford Family History

Rumford Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Romford in Essex,nprobably so named from Old English rum ‘broad’, ‘spacious’ +nford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Burford, Fulford, Dunford, Munford, Mugford, Mulford, Radford

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Where is the Rumford family from?

You can see how Rumford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rumford family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rumford families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Rumford families living in Delaware. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rumford's in USA. Delaware and 1 other state had the highest population of Rumford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rumford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rumford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rumford. 30% of Rumford men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Rumford women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rumford were Painter and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rumford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rumford 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 572 immigration records available for the last name Rumford. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rumford. For the veterans among your Rumford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rumford lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rumford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rumford in 1956 was 58, and 65 in 2004.

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