Radford Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Radford Name Meaning: Derived from the Anglo Saxon words 'Read' meaning red and 'ford' meaning ford. May have also originated from the Anglo-Saxon 'ridan' meaning ride.

A locational name given to someone from a place of the same name or similar. A name which was usually given to a ford near dark/red soil such as Radford in Devon.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Radford Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Radford family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 142
Female Servant 124
Independent 86
Male Servant 69
Labourer 54
Frame Work Knitter 45
Farmer 43
Butcher 22
Shoe Maker 20
Carpenter 20
Blacksmith 20
Coal Miner 18
Tailor 17
Gardener 15
Publican 15
Ag Labourer 14
Dress Maker 13
Cotton Weaver 12
Lace Maker 12
Joiner 10
Cotton Frame Work Knitter 8
Weaver 8
Mason 7
Baker 7
Laundress 7

Radford Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Radford 100% 41,466
2 Redford 86% 14,737
3 Rodford 86% 1,486
4 Rudford 86% 256
5 Ridford 86% 113

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The surname Radford is the most popular version of all its varients

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