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Horsfall Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Horsfall in Todmorden (Yorkshire) from Old English hors ‘horse’ + (ge)fall ‘falling place where trees have been felled clearing’ (from fellan ‘to fell’ causative of feallan ‘to fall’).

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


Similar surnames: Horsfield, Horsford, Gornall, Horsman, Halsall, Voshall, Bonsall

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Where is the Horsfall family from?

You can see how Horsfall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Horsfall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Horsfall families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Horsfall families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Horsfall's in USA. New York had the highest population of Horsfall families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Horsfall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Horsfall ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Horsfall. 25% of Horsfall men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Horsfall women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Horsfall were Farmer and Stenog. .

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Manager
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • Nurse
    18%
  • Stenog
    12%
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Horsfall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Horsfall census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Horsfall. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Horsfall. For the veterans among your Horsfall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Horsfall lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Horsfall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Horsfall in 1955 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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