Horsfall Family History

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Horsfall Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Horsefall in West Yorkshire, so named from Old English hors ‘horse’ (perhaps a byname) + fall ‘clearing’, ‘place where the trees have been felled’ (from fellan ‘to fell’, causative of feallan ‘to fall’).

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

Similar surnames: Horsfield, Horsford, Gornall, Horsman, Halsall, Voshall, Bonsall

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Horsfall Family Origin

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Horsfall Family Occupations

What did your Horsfall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Horsfall occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Horsfall's were Farmers. Farmer, Cotton Weaver and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horsfall. A less common occupation for the Horsfall family was Dyer.

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  • Farmer

  • Cotton Weaver

  • Annuitant

  • Dyer


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

Horsfall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Horsfall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horsfall 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Horsfall. 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 Horsfall. For the veterans among your Horsfall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horsfall Life Expectancy

What is the average Horsfall lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Horsfall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Horsfall in 1955 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horsfall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horsfall 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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