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Enfield Family History

Enfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Middlesex named with the Old English personal name Eana or Old English ean ‘lamb’ + feld ‘open field’.

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

Similar surnames: Kenfield, Infield, Winfield, Belfield, Byfield, Benefield, Banfield

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Where is the Enfield family from?

You can see how Enfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Enfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Enfield families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Enfield families living in Indiana. This was about 60% of all the recorded Enfield's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Enfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Enfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Enfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Enfield. 18% of Enfield men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Enfield women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Enfield were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Enfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Enfield 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 Enfield. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Enfield. For the veterans among your Enfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Enfield lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Enfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Enfield in 1951 was 53, and 84 in 2004.

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