Rutherford Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Hungerford, Summerford, Rochford, Comerford, Thetford, Rushford

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Rutherford Family Origin

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Rutherford Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Shepherd

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Shepherd were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rutherford. A less common occupation for the Rutherford family was Labourer. The most common Rutherford occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Rutherford's were Coal Miners.

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