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Greenfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous minor places named Greenfield, from Old English grene ‘green’ + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ (see Field). English: variant of Granville. English translation of German and Ashkenazic Jewish Grünfeld (see Grunfeld).

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


Similar surnames: Greenfeld, Greenhill, Grunfeld, Greenwood, Enfield, Sheffield

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Greenfield Family Origin

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Greenfield Family Occupations

What did your Greenfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Greenfield family was Bricklayer. The most common Greenfield occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Greenfield's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Greenfield.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

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

Greenfield Historical Records

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Census Record

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

Passenger List

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

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Greenfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Greenfield lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Greenfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Greenfield in 1941 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Greenfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Greenfield 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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