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Rutherford Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from a place in the Scottish Borders near Roxburgh, probably named with an early British river name of unknown etymology + Old English ford ‘ford’. There is another place of the same name in North Yorkshire, named with hryðer ‘cattle’ + Old English ford ‘ford’, but this does not seem to have contributed to the surname. pwh, WN

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

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Rutherford Family Origin

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Rutherford Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rutherford. A less common occupation for the Rutherford family was Farm Laborer. The most common Rutherford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Rutherford's were Farmers.

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Rutherford Life Expectancy

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