History of your Surname
Get access to Edenfield family records.Start a free trial

Edenfield Family History

Edenfield Name Meaning

Probably English: habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester (formerly in Lancashire), so named from Old English eg ‘well-watered land’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’ + feld ‘open country’. However, there are no records of this as a surname in the British Isles today, and it may have been adopted by settlers on arrival in the U.S. This name is concentrated in the GA and FL.

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


Similar surnames: Kenfield, Enfield, Winfield, Benefield, Sheffield, Belfield

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Edenfield family from?

You can see how Edenfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Edenfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Edenfield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Edenfield families living in Georgia. This was about 64% of all the recorded Edenfield's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Edenfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Edenfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Edenfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Edenfield. 25% of Edenfield men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Edenfield women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Edenfield were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

View Census Data for Edenfield | Data not to scale

*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
    25%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Edenfield family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Edenfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Edenfield census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Edenfield

Passenger Lists

There are 403 immigration records available for the last name Edenfield. 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.

View all Edenfield immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Edenfield. For the veterans among your Edenfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Edenfield military records

You've only scratched the surface of Edenfield family history

Discover More

What is the average Edenfield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Edenfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Edenfield in 1944 was 25, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Edenfield

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Edenfield family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial