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Rainford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire, so named from an Old English personal name Regna or Old Scandinavian rein ‘boundary’ + Old English ford.

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


Similar surnames: Binford, Radford, Winford, Hanford, Linford, Swinford, Hansford

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Rainford Family Origin

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Rainford Family Occupations

What did your Rainford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Cotton Spinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rainford. A less common occupation for the Rainford family was Carter. The most common Rainford occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Rainford's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Cotton Spinner

    4%
  • Carter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rainford ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rainford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rainford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rainford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rainford. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rainford. For the veterans among your Rainford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rainford Life Expectancy

What is the average Rainford lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rainford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Rainford in 1962 was 65, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rainford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rainford 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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