Cockfield Family History

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Cockfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of three places: the first, Cockfield in Durham, is named from an Old English personal name Cocca + feld ‘open country’; the second, Cockfield in Suffolk, is named from an Old English personal name Cohha, with the same second element; and the third, Cuckfield in Sussex, is believed to be from an Old English personal name Cuca + feld.

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

Similar surnames: Corfield, Cornfield, Chatfield, Winkfield, Canfield, Oldfield

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Cockfield Family Origin

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Cockfield Family Occupations

What did your Cockfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colly Hewer Hy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cockfield. 50% of Cockfield men worked as a Colly Hewer Hy Worker and 79% of Cockfield women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cockfield were Colliery Hewer Below and Woollen Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colly Hewer Hy Worker
  • Colliery Hewer Below

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Old Age Pensioner
  • Woollen Weaver

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

Cockfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Cockfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cockfield 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 705 immigration records available for the last name Cockfield. 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 652 military records available for the last name Cockfield. For the veterans among your Cockfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cockfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Cockfield lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Cockfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Cockfield in 1954 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

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