Caulfield Family History

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Caulfield Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: probably a habitational name from a place in England or Scotland named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + feld ‘open country’. There is a Cauldfield near Langholm in Dumfriesshire which is a probable source of the name.

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

Similar surnames: Caufield, Canfield, Mansfield, Wakefield, Corfield, Padfield

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Caulfield Family Origin

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Caulfield Family Occupations

What did your Caulfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Caulfield family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Caulfield. The most common Caulfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Caulfield's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Caulfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Caulfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caulfield 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Caulfield. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Caulfield. For the veterans among your Caulfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Caulfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Caulfield lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Caulfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Caulfield in 1943 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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