Caufield Family History

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Caufield Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Caulfield. Americanized form of German Kauffeld, a development from Kaufwald, seemingly topographic names with the familiar suffixes -feld ‘open country’, -wald ‘wood(s)’, but actually derivatives or nicknames from Old High German kouf ‘trade’, ‘purchase’. See Koff.

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

Similar surnames: Cofield, Caulfield, Canfield, Coffield, Field, Garfield, Chatfield

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Caufield Family Origin

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Caufield Family Occupations

What did your Caufield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Caufield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Caufield's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caufield. A less common occupation for the Caufield family was Brick Mason.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason


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

Caufield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Caufield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caufield 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Caufield. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Caufield. For the veterans among your Caufield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caufield Life Expectancy

What is the average Caufield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Caufield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Caufield in 1944 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caufield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Caufield 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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