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Banfield Family History

Banfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named in Old English from bean ‘beans’ (collective singular) + feld ‘field’, ‘open land’, as for example Benville in Dorset. Irish: variant of the Norman family name Banville (see Bonfield), associated primarily with county Wexford.

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


Similar surnames: Barfield, Canfield, Barnfield, Bonfield, Winfield, Benefield

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Where is the Banfield family from?

You can see how Banfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 17 Banfield families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Banfield's in USA. New York had the highest population of Banfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Banfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Banfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Banfield. 20% of Banfield men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Banfield women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banfield were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Banfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banfield 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Banfield. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Banfield. For the veterans among your Banfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banfield lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Banfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Banfield in 1956 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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