Bonfield Family History

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Bonfield Name Meaning

Irish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name, altered by folk etymology, from any of three places in northern France called Bonneville, from Old French bonne ‘good’ + ville ‘settlement’. In the 16th and 17th centuries in England, the endings -field and -ville were confused; one branch of a family might continue using the first spelling while another chose the second.

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

Similar surnames: Banfield, Winfield, Bonifield, Belfield, Longfield, Canfield

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Bonfield Family Origin

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Bonfield Family Occupations

What did your Bonfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Stone Mason, Agricultural Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonfield. The most common Bonfield occupation in the UK was Stone Mason. 7% of Bonfield's were Stone Masons. A less common occupation for the Bonfield family was Farmer.

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  • Stone Mason

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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

Bonfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Bonfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonfield 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bonfield. For the veterans among your Bonfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Bonfield lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bonfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bonfield in 1958 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bonfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bonfield 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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