Burchfield Family History

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Burchfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places called Birchfield, from Old English birce ‘birch’ + feld ‘open country’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Birchfield, Burfield, Barnfield, Litchfield, Bradfield, Barfield

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Burchfield Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Burchfield name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Burchfield. 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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Burchfield Family Origin

Where is the Burchfield family from?

Burchfield Family Occupations

What did your Burchfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Burchfield family was Blacksmith. The most common Burchfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Burchfield's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burchfield.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Blacksmith


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

Burchfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Burchfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Burchfield 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 802 immigration records available for the last name Burchfield. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Burchfield. For the veterans among your Burchfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Burchfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Burchfield lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Burchfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Burchfield in 1942 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burchfield 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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