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Rapford Family History

Rapford Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Radford, Rayford, Raiford, Trafford, Galford, Walford, Rapport

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Where is the Rapford family from?

You can see how Rapford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rapford family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Rapford families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Rapford family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Rapford's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Rapford families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rapford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rapford ancestors do for a living?

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

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Census Records

There are 22 census records available for the last name Rapford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rapford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1 immigration records available for the last name Rapford. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1 military records available for the last name Rapford. For the veterans among your Rapford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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