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Rochford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places so called: in Essex and Worcestershire. In both cases the name probably derives from the genitive case of Old English ræcc ‘hunting dog’ (perhaps a byname) + Old English ford ‘ford’, but its development has been influenced by the common French place name composed of the elements roche ‘rock’ + fort ‘strong’ (Latin fortis).

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


Similar surnames: Crockford, Richmond, Beckford, Ashford, Radford, Bickford, Colford

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Rochford Family Origin

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Rochford Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    10%
  • Railway Porter

    6%
  • Masons Labourer

    4%
  • Publican

    4%

In 1881, Labourer, Railway Porter and Masons Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rochford. The most common Rochford occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Rochford's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Rochford family was Publican.

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