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Fairfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example Fairfield in Derbyshire or Kent, both named from Old English as fæger ‘beautiful’ + feld ‘open country’, or Fairfield in Worcestershire, which is named with Old English fo ‘hog’ + feld.

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


Similar surnames: Hairfield, Whitfield, Winfield, Hatfield, Warfield, Barfield, Fifield

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Fairfield Family Origin

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Fairfield Family Occupations

What did your Fairfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fairfield family was Boilermaker. The most common Fairfield occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 18% of Fairfield's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fairfield.

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  • Coal Miner

    18%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Boilermaker

    3%

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

Fairfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fairfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fairfield 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 Fairfield

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Fairfield. 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 Fairfield. For the veterans among your Fairfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fairfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Fairfield lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Fairfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Fairfield in 1956 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fairfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fairfield 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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