Canfield Family History

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Canfield Name Meaning

habitational name from Great or Little Canfield in Essex, named with the Old English personal name Cana + feld ‘open country’. in some cases the surname may be of Norman origin, a habitational name from Canville-les-Deux-Églises in Seine-Maritime, France.

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

Similar surnames: Banfield, Cranfield, Mansfield, Padfield, Winfield, Barfield

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Canfield Family Origin

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Canfield Family Occupations

What did your Canfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Carman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canfield. The most common Canfield occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Canfield's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Canfield family was Coal Miner.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Carman

  • Coal Miner


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

Canfield Historical Records

What Canfield family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Canfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Canfield 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Canfield. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Canfield. For the veterans among your Canfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Canfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Canfield lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Canfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Canfield in 1945 was 69, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Canfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Canfield 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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