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Corfield Name Meaning

English (Welsh Marches and West Midlands): habitational name from a place by the river Corve in Shropshire named Corfield, from the river name (which is from Old English corf ‘cutting’) + Old English feld ‘open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Cornfield, Orfield, Cockfield, Burfield, Barfield, Horsfield

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Where is the Corfield family from?

You can see how Corfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corfield families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Corfield family living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Corfield's in the USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Corfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Corfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Corfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Corfield. 27% of Corfield men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Corfield women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corfield were Electrician and General Clerical Work.

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Machinist
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Electrician
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • General Clerical Work
    40%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Corfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corfield 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Corfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Corfield. For the veterans among your Corfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corfield lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Corfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Corfield in 1952 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

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