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Belfield Name Meaning

English (chiefly West Midlands): habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester called Belfield, from the name of the Beal river + Old English feld ‘open country’. The river name is possibly from Old English beogol ‘winding’. Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Belleville.

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

Similar surnames: Berfield, Enfield, Corfield, Benefield, Byfield, Burfield, Kenfield

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Where is the Belfield family from?

You can see how Belfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belfield families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Belfield families living in Virginia. This was about 45% of all the recorded Belfield's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Belfield families in 1840.
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What did your Belfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Belfield. 29% of Belfield men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Belfield women worked as a Helper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belfield were Salesman and Secterary.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Helper
  • Clerk
  • Seamstress
  • Secterary
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Belfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belfield 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 Belfield. 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 Belfield. For the veterans among your Belfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belfield lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Belfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Belfield in 1948 was 39, and 68 in 2004.

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