Canfield Family History

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Canfield Name Meaning

habitational name from Great or Little Canfield in Essex, named with the Old English personal name Cana + feld ‘open country’. in some cases the surname may be of Norman origin, a habitational name from Canville-les-Deux-Églises in Seine-Maritime, France.

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


Similar surnames: Banfield, Cranfield, Mansfield, Padfield, Winfield, Barfield

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Canfield Family Origin

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Canfield Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Canfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Canfield's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Canfield family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Canfield.

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Canfield Historical Records

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Canfield Life Expectancy

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