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Burfield Family History

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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Where is the Burfield family from?

You can see how Burfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Burfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Burfield families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Burfield family living in Alabama. This was about 25% of all the recorded Burfield's in the USA. Alabama and 3 other states had the highest population of Burfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Burfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Burfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Burfield. 24% of Burfield men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Burfield women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Burfield were Farm Laborer and Housework.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Mechanic
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 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 Lists

There are 680 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 Cards

There are 973 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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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.

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