Hatfield Family History

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Hatfield Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire and central England): habitational name from any of the various places named Hatfield, for example in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Hertfordshire, and Essex, from Old English h?ð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Hadfield, Hartfield, Chatfield, Whitfield, Mayfield, Banfield

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Hatfield Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hatfield name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Hatfield Family Origin

Where is the Hatfield family from?

Hatfield Family Occupations

What did your Hatfield ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Hatfield Historical Records

What Hatfield family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 172,000 census records available for the last name Hatfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hatfield 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Hatfield. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Hatfield. For the veterans among your Hatfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hatfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Hatfield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hatfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hatfield in 1944 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hatfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hatfield 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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