Chatfield Family History

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Chatfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Chatfields in Sussex, which is named with the Old English personal name Ceatta (probably a variant of Catta) + Old English feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Hatfield, Hartfield, Canfield, Cockfield, Whitfield, Hadfield

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Chatfield Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Chatfield name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Chatfield. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Chatfield Family Origin

Where is the Chatfield family from?

Chatfield Family Occupations

What did your Chatfield ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Chatfield Historical Records

What Chatfield family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Chatfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chatfield 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Chatfield. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Chatfield. For the veterans among your Chatfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chatfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Chatfield lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Chatfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Chatfield in 1941 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chatfield 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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