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Canfield Family History

Canfield Name Meaning
habitational name from Great or Little Canfield in Essex, named with the Old English personal name Cana + feld ‘open country’.in some cases the surname may be of Norman origin, a habitational name from Canville-les-Deux-Églises in Seine-Maritime, France.

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

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Name Distribution of Canfield Families

  • Number of Canfield families
     195 - 388
     66 - 194
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Canfield families
     40 - 77
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Canfield families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Canfield Family Origin

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Canfield Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Canfield

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Canfield Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Canfield census records

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Canfield Civil War Service Records

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