Mayfield Family History

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Mayfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Staffordshire and Sussex. The former was named in Old English as ‘open country (feld) where madder (mæddre) grows’, while the latter was named as ‘open country where mayweed (mægðe) grows’. The surname is now most common in Nottinghamshire.

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

Similar surnames: Layfield, Mansfield, Hatfield, Byfield, Brayfield, Canfield, Barfield

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Mayfield Family Origin

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Mayfield Family Occupations

What did your Mayfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mayfield. 2% of Mayfield men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Mayfield women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mayfield were Dairyman and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • General Farm Labourer
  • Dairyman

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Household Duties

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

Mayfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 105,000 census records available for the last name Mayfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayfield 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mayfield. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Mayfield. For the veterans among your Mayfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mayfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Mayfield lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mayfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mayfield in 1940 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mayfield

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