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Dransfield Family History

Dransfield Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Dronfield in Derbyshire recorded in the Domesday Book as Dranefeld from OE drān ‘drone’ + feld ‘open land’ or perhaps from Dransfield Hill in Mirfield Yorkshire although this name is more likely to derive from the surname than vice versa.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Stansfield, Cranfield, Mansfield, Bradfield, Horsfield, Hatfield

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Where is the Dransfield family from?

You can see how Dransfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dransfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dransfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Dransfield family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Dransfield's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Dransfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dransfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dransfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dransfield. 23% of Dransfield men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Dransfield women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dransfield were Farmer and Housewife. .

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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
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Farming
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dransfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dransfield 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dransfield. 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 944 military records available for the last name Dransfield. For the veterans among your Dransfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dransfield lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Dransfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Dransfield in 1956 was 65, and 86 in 2003.

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