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Berfield Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Burghfield in Berkshire, named from Old English beorg ‘hill’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Burfield, Bearfield, Belfield, Barfield, Benefield, Orfield, Kenfield

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Where is the Berfield family from?

You can see how Berfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berfield families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Berfield family living in Kentucky. This was 100% of all the recorded Berfield's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Berfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Winder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berfield. 50% of Berfield men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Presser
  • Salesman
  • Accountant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Winder
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Berfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berfield 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 145 immigration records available for the last name Berfield. 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 361 military records available for the last name Berfield. For the veterans among your Berfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berfield lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Berfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Berfield in 1963 was 85, and 92 in 2003.

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