Rockford Family History

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Rockford Name Meaning

Apparently an altered spelling of English Rochford; alternatively it may be an Americanized form of French Rochefort or Italian Roccaforte.

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


Similar surnames: Crockford, Rochford, Rotchford, Record, Rookard, Rocheford, Rockwood

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Rockford Family Origin

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Rockford Family Occupations

What did your Rockford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Ag Labourer and Chimney Sweep were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rockford. A less common occupation for the Rockford family was Comercial Traveller. The most common Rockford occupation in the UK was Labourer. 20% of Rockford's were Labourers.

View Census data for Rockford | Data not to scale

  • Labourer

    20%
  • Ag Labourer

    10%
  • Chimney Sweep

    10%
  • Comercial Traveller

    10%

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

Rockford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rockford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rockford 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 Rockford. 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 Rockford. For the veterans among your Rockford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rockford Life Expectancy

What is the average Rockford lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rockford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Rockford in 1958 was 52, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rockford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rockford 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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