Rector Family History

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Rector Name Meaning

German and Dutch: status name for the director of an institution, in particular the head of a religious house or a college. Americanized form of German Richter.

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

Similar surnames: Hector, Recker, Pectol, Nestor, Doctor, Textor, Teetor, Renter

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Rector Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rector name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rector. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Rector Family Origin

Where is the Rector family from?

Rector Family Occupations

What did your Rector ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rector family was Servant. The most common Rector occupation in Canada was Farmer. 46% of Rector's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and At School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rector.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • At School

  • Servant


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

Rector Historical Records

What Rector family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Rector. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rector 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rector. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Rector. For the veterans among your Rector ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rector Life Expectancy

What is the average Rector lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rector life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Rector in 1944 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rector

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rector 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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