Rayford Family History

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Rayford Name Meaning

English (also Wrayford): topographic name for someone who lived by a ford on the Wray river. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Reifarth, Raifarth, or Reifert, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + frid- ‘peace’.

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

Similar surnames: Galford, Rexford, Byford, Radford, Gafford, Hayford, Harford, Pafford

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Rayford Family Origin

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Rayford Family Occupations

What did your Rayford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rayford occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 100% of Rayford's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer


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Rayford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Rayford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rayford 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 212 immigration records available for the last name Rayford. 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 Rayford. For the veterans among your Rayford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rayford Life Expectancy

What is the average Rayford lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Rayford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Rayford in 1949 was 29, and 64 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rayford 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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