Horsfield Family History

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Horsfield Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): either a variant of Horsfall, or else a habitational name from an unidentified place named with Old English hors ‘horse’ (perhaps a byname) + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Hosfield, Corfield, Cornfield, Orfield, Hartfield, Horsfall, Hatfield

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Horsfield Family Origin

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Horsfield Family Occupations

What did your Horsfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Horsfield family was Spring Knife Cutler. Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Horsfield. The most common Horsfield occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 4% of Horsfield's were Cotton Weavers.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Housekeeper

  • Spring Knife Cutler


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

Horsfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Horsfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horsfield 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Horsfield. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Horsfield. For the veterans among your Horsfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Horsfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Horsfield lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Horsfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Horsfield in 1957 was 53, and 96 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Horsfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Horsfield 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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