Rumford Family History

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Rumford Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Romford in Essex, probably so named from Old English rum ‘broad’, ‘spacious’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Burford, Fulford, Dunford, Munford, Mugford, Mulford, Radford

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Rumford Family Origin

Where is the Rumford family from?

Rumford Family Occupations

What did your Rumford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rumford family was Not Given. The most common Rumford occupation in Canada was Farmer. 73% of Rumford's were Farmers. Farmer, Engineer and Harnefs Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rumford.

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  • Farmer

  • Engineer

  • Harnefs Maker

  • Not Given


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

Rumford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rumford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rumford 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 572 immigration records available for the last name Rumford. 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 Rumford. For the veterans among your Rumford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rumford Life Expectancy

What is the average Rumford lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rumford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rumford in 1956 was 58, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rumford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rumford 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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