Oldfield Family History

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Oldfield Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of various minor places so called, from Old English (e)ald ‘old’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Padfield, Woodfield, Orfield, Hadfield, Duffield, Hatfield, Longfield

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Oldfield Family Origin

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Oldfield Family Occupations

What did your Oldfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oldfield. The most common Oldfield occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Oldfield's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Oldfield family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Oldfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 123,000 census records available for the last name Oldfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oldfield 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Oldfield. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Oldfield. For the veterans among your Oldfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oldfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Oldfield lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Oldfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Oldfield in 1941 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oldfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oldfield 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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