Banfield Family History

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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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Banfield Family Origin

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Banfield Family Occupations

What did your Banfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Banfield family was Farm Laborer. The most common Banfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Banfield's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Banfield.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Miner

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Banfield ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Banfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Banfield Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Banfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Banfield ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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