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Bonfield Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name altered by folk etymology from any of the three places in northern France called Bonneville from Old French bonne ‘good’ + ville ‘settlement’. There has been some confusion with Banfield .

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


Similar surnames: Banfield, Winfield, Bonifield, Belfield, Longfield, Canfield

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Where is the Bonfield family from?

You can see how Bonfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bonfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Bonfield families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Bonfield's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bonfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bonfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bonfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bonfield. 21% of Bonfield men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Bonfield women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonfield were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Manager
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    23%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Bonfield lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bonfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bonfield in 1958 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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