Brownfield Family History

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Brownfield Name Meaning

Jewish (American): Americanized form of an ornamental compound, Braunfeld, from German braun ‘brown’ + Feld ‘field’. English: variant of Broomfield.

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

Similar surnames: Bloomfield, Greenfield, Kronfeld, Cornfield, Bromfield, Broomfield

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Brownfield Family Origin

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Brownfield Family Occupations

What did your Brownfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brownfield family was Farming. The most common Brownfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Brownfield's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brownfield.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Brownfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brownfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brownfield 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brownfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brownfield. For the veterans among your Brownfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brownfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Brownfield lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brownfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Brownfield in 1953 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brownfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brownfield 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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