Cornfield Family History

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Cornfield Name Meaning

English: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived near an area of open land frequented by cranes, from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + feld ‘open country’, or a habitational name from a place name with the same origin. Translation of Jewish or German Kornfeld.

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

Similar surnames: Corfield, Kornfeld, Woodfield, Cockfield, Canfield, Cranfield

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Cornfield Family Origin

Where is the Cornfield family from?

Cornfield Family Occupations

What did your Cornfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Baller and Licensed Victualler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cornfield. The most common Cornfield occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 13% of Cornfield's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Cornfield family was Accountant.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Baller

  • Licensed Victualler

  • Accountant


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

Cornfield Historical Records

What Cornfield family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cornfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cornfield census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Cornfield

Passenger List

There are 849 immigration records available for the last name Cornfield. 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 574 military records available for the last name Cornfield. For the veterans among your Cornfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cornfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Cornfield lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cornfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cornfield in 1962 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cornfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cornfield 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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