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Chatfield Family History

Chatfield Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): 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 2nd edition, 2022


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

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Where is the Chatfield family from?

You can see how Chatfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chatfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chatfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 42 Chatfield families living in Connecticut. This was about 35% of all the recorded Chatfield's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Chatfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chatfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chatfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chatfield. 17% of Chatfield men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Chatfield women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chatfield were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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