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Fairfield Family History

Fairfield Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places, for example Fairfield in Derbyshire or Kent, both named from Old English as fæger ‘beautiful’ + feld ‘open country’, or Fairfield in Worcestershire, which is named with Old English fo ‘hog’ + feld.

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

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48,246 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
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Name Distribution of Fairfield Families

  • Number of Fairfield families
     36 - 69
     13 - 35
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fairfield families
     69 - 135
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fairfield families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fairfield Family Origin

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Fairfield Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fairfield

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Fairfield Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fairfield census records

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Fairfield Civil War Service Records

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