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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

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    7%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rayford family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rayford. The most common Rayford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Rayford's were Farmers.

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Rayford Historical Records

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Rayford Life Expectancy

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