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Record Name Meaning

English: from Richward, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + ward ‘guard’. French: from Old French record, recort ‘recollection’, ‘account’, ‘testimony’, and by extension ‘witness’, hence perhaps a nickname for someone who had given evidence in a court of law, or a metonymic occupational name for a clerk who recorded court proceedings. New England variant of French Ricard, reflecting an Americanized spelling of the Canadian pronunciation.

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


Similar surnames: Acord, Cord, Pecore, Secord, Ricord, Recor, Corn, Reckard, Rexford

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Record Family Origin

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Record Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Record family was Printer. Laborer, Farmer Son and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Record. The most common Record occupation in Canada was Laborer. 16% of Record's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farmer Son

    12%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Printer

    8%

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Record Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Record. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Record. For the veterans among your Record ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Record Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Record life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Record in 1946 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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