Burfield Family History

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Burfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Burghfield in Berkshire or Burfield in Sussex. The first is named with Old English beorg ‘hill’ + feld ‘open country’. The second is from Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified manor’ + feld.

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


Similar surnames: Berfield, Barfield, Corfield, Belfield, Byfield, Warfield, Orfield

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Burfield Family Origin

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Burfield Family Occupations

What did your Burfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Burfield. A less common occupation for the Burfield family was Hat Finisher. The most common Burfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Burfield's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    61%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Hat Finisher

    6%

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

Burfield Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Burfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Burfield lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Burfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Burfield in 1957 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Burfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Burfield 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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