Winfield Family History

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Winfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places now called Wingfield. North and South Wingfield in Derbyshire are evidently named with Old English wynn ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’ + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’. A place of this name in Bedfordshire may have as it first element a topographical term or bird name wince (see Winch). One in Suffolk was probably either the ‘field of the people of Wiga’ (a short form of any of various compound names formed with wig ‘war’), or else derives its first element from Old English weoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’.

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

Similar surnames: Winkfield, Infield, Enfield, Banfield, Whitfield, Kenfield, Warfield

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Winfield Family Origin

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Winfield Family Occupations

What did your Winfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Winfield occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Winfield's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Winfield family was Farmer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Winfield.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer


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Winfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Winfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Winfield 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Winfield. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Winfield. For the veterans among your Winfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Winfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Winfield lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Winfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Winfield in 1941 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Winfield 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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