Barfield Family History

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Barfield Name Meaning

habitational name, probably from Bardfield in Essex, which is named with an unattested Old English byrde ‘(river) bank’, ‘border’ + feld ‘open land’. The name is still most common in northern Essex. topographic name for someone who lived in an area where barley was cultivated, from Middle English berefeld.

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

Similar surnames: Bearfield, Banfield, Barnfield, Garfield, Berfield, Burfield, Byfield

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Barfield Family Origin

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Barfield Family Occupations

What did your Barfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Barfield. 15% of Barfield men worked as a Builders Labourer and 74% of Barfield women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barfield were Railway Clerk and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • General Labourer
  • Railway Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid Household Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Barfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Barfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barfield 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Barfield. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Barfield. For the veterans among your Barfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Barfield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Barfield in 1944 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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