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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Raiford

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Notable Persons Named Raiford

Ossie Davis was an actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and activist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1939 to 2005. Ossie was given the name Raiford Chatman Davis on December 18th, 1917 in Cogdell, Clinch County, Georgia, U.S. He left this life on February 4th, 2005.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Raiford

Sharon was given the name Sharon Daisy Raiford on February 29th, 1952 in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Sharon is also known as Sharon Crews, Raiford, and Sharon Daisy.

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Conrad was born on December 27th, 1907 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Conrad is also known as Raiford and Conrad Laurel (full name). He died on May 20th, 2002.

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Rudolph Douglas Raiford was a buffalo soldier, world war ii, hero, lawyer, world war iihero, and attorney. Rudolph was born on January 14th, 1922 in 25. He passed away on January 28th, 2002.

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How popular is the baby name Raiford in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 5 0 5
1914 10 0 10
1915 9 0 9
1916 15 0 15
1917 13 0 13
1918 16 0 16
1919 9 0 9
1920 9 0 9
1921 10 0 10
1922 11 0 11
1923 10 0 10
1924 13 0 13
1925 13 0 13
1926 8 0 8
1927 9 0 9
1928 15 0 15
1929 12 0 12
1930 9 0 9
1931 17 0 17
1932 10 0 10
1933 8 0 8
1934 11 0 11
1935 12 0 12
1936 8 0 8
1937 8 0 8
1938 14 0 14
1939 8 0 8
1940 6 0 6
1941 15 0 15
1942 16 0 16
1943 11 0 11
1944 11 0 11
1945 8 0 8
1946 12 0 12
1947 10 0 10
1948 15 0 15
1949 7 0 7
1950 14 0 14
1951 14 0 14
1952 9 0 9
1953 5 0 5
1954 13 0 13
1955 8 0 8
1956 12 0 12
1957 9 0 9
1958 8 0 8
1960 9 0 9
1961 6 0 6
1963 6 0 6
1965 5 0 5
1966 6 0 6
1968 7 0 7
1969 7 0 7
1970 6 0 6
1971 7 0 7
1973 5 0 5
1975 6 0 6
1977 6 0 6
1979 5 0 5
1984 6 0 6
1985 7 0 7
1992 5 0 5

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Popularity of Raiford as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Raiford U.S.
  White 47.22% 64.26%
  African American 48.26% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.30% 16.26%

Of Last Name Raiford

People with the last name Raiford are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Raiford

  • How Popular is the name Raiford? Raiford is the 14,665th most popular name of all time. As a last name Raiford was the 13,251st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Raiford have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 594 babies born with the first name Raiford in the United States. That's more than enough people named Raiford to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Raiford? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Raiford first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Raiford is Tuesday, March 27th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Raiford born? The highest recorded use of the first name Raiford was in 1931 with a total of 17 babies.
  • Random Raiford Factoid: According to the 1950 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Raiford is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1950.
  • Weird things about the name Raiford: Your name in reverse order is Drofiar. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Odifrar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Raiford? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,304 people with the last name Raiford.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Raiford? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Raiford as their last name since less than 1 person in 128k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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