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Brassfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name perhaps from Braishfield All Saints (Hampshire) but the surname has had a substantial history in Macclesfield (Cheshire) since at least the 1640s so it may be an altered form of Brushfield a habitational name from Brushfield (Derbyshire) about 15 miles east of Macclesfield.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bransfield, Mansfield, Stansfield, Rayfield, Bradfield, Dransfield

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Where is the Brassfield family from?

You can see how Brassfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brassfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Brassfield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Brassfield families living in Missouri. This was about 31% of all the recorded Brassfield's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Brassfield families in 1840.
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What did your Brassfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brassfield. 37% of Brassfield men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Brassfield women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brassfield were Salesman and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 158 immigration records available for the last name Brassfield. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brassfield. For the veterans among your Brassfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brassfield lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Brassfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Brassfield in 1952 was 48, and 69 in 2004.

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