Cofield Family History

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Cofield Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Caulfield. Americanized spelling of German Kauffeld (see Caufield) or alternatively perhaps of the topographic name Kohfeld, a Low German variant of Kuhfeld, which is from Middle High German kuo ‘cow’ + velt ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Coffield, Caufield, Corfield, Scofield, Field, Cornfield, Hosfield

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Cofield Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cofield name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cofield. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Ivory Coast/Ghana


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Cofield Family Origin

Where is the Cofield family from?

Cofield Family Occupations

What did your Cofield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cofield family was Coal Miner. The most common Cofield occupation in the UK was Agrl Labour. 7% of Cofield's were Agrl Labours. Agrl Labour, Brewers Labourer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cofield.

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  • Agrl Labour

  • Brewers Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • Coal Miner


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

Cofield Historical Records

What Cofield family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Cofield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cofield 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 664 immigration records available for the last name Cofield. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cofield. For the veterans among your Cofield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cofield Life Expectancy

What is the average Cofield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cofield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Cofield in 1944 was 27, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cofield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cofield 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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