Birchfield Family History

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Birchfield Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Burchfield. Americanized form of German Birkenfeld, a topographic or habitational name, cognate with 1.

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

Similar surnames: Burchfield, Bloomfield, Crihfield, Burchfiel, Litchfield, Barfield

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Birchfield Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Birchfield name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Birchfield. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Birchfield Family Origin

Where is the Birchfield family from?

Birchfield Family Occupations

What did your Birchfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birchfield. A less common occupation for the Birchfield family was Farm Labor. The most common Birchfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Birchfield's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Labor


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

Birchfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Birchfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Birchfield 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 366 immigration records available for the last name Birchfield. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Birchfield. For the veterans among your Birchfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Birchfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Birchfield lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Birchfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Birchfield in 1951 was 57, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Birchfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Birchfield 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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