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Barnfield Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): habitational name from any of various minor places called Barnfield notably from Barnfield Farm in Luppitt Devon or Barnfield Shaw in Mayfield Sussex probably from Middle English barn ‘barn’ + feld ‘area of open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Barfield, Banfield, Cornfield, Warfield, Winfield, Burchfield

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Where is the Barnfield family from?

You can see how Barnfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barnfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barnfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Barnfield families living in Illinois. This was about 40% of all the recorded Barnfield's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Barnfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barnfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barnfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barnfield. 40% of Barnfield men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Barnfield women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barnfield were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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
    40%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Beauty Operator
    23%
  • Seamstress
    23%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Barnfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barnfield 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Barnfield. 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 Barnfield. For the veterans among your Barnfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barnfield lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Barnfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Barnfield in 1952 was 49, and 64 in 2004.

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