Rushford Family History

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Rushford Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from places named Rushford in Devon, Norfolk, and Warwickshire. However, in view of the present-day distribution of the surname, a more likely source is Ryshworth in Bingley, West Yorkshire, which was earlier called Rushford (from Old English rysc ‘rushes’ + ford ‘ford’). UK 58

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

Similar surnames: Rushmore, Ashford, Rushworth, Rochford, Rumford, Radford, Fulford

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Rushford Family Origin

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Rushford Family Occupations

What did your Rushford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Seaman and Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rushford. A less common occupation for the Rushford family was Servant. The most common Rushford occupation in Canada was Farmer. 22% of Rushford's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Seaman

  • Son

  • Servant


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

Rushford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rushford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rushford 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 619 immigration records available for the last name Rushford. 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 951 military records available for the last name Rushford. For the veterans among your Rushford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rushford Life Expectancy

What is the average Rushford lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rushford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Rushford in 1958 was 54, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rushford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rushford 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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