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Littlefield Family History

Littlefield Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from Littlefield Green in White Waltham Berkshire. The placename derives from Old English lȳtel ‘little’ + feld ‘open country’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Littleford, Litchfield, Butterfield, Whitefield, Hatfield, Littlewood

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Where is the Littlefield family from?

You can see how Littlefield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Littlefield family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Littlefield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 168 Littlefield families living in London. This was about 37% of all the recorded Littlefield's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Littlefield families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Littlefield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Littlefield ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Littlefield. 28% of Littlefield men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Littlefield women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Littlefield were Plasterer and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    28%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    14%
  • Builders Labourer
    14%
  • Plasterer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Littlefield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Littlefield census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Littlefield. 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 Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Littlefield. For the veterans among your Littlefield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Littlefield lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Littlefield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Littlefield in 1942 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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