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Field Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ (see Acker) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ (see Wald). Possibly also Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McField (see McPhail). Jewish (American): Americanized and shortened form of any of the many Jewish surnames containing Feld.

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


Similar surnames: Feld, Fields, Byfield, Orfield, Felde, Hild, Enfield, Fielden, Nield

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Where is the Field family from?

You can see how Field families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Field family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Field families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 203 Field families living in Massachusetts. This was about 20% of all the recorded Field's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Field families in 1840.
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What did your Field ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Field. 12% of Field men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Field women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Field were Clerk and Maid. .

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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
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 567,000 census records available for the last name Field. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Field 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Field. 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 124,000 military records available for the last name Field. For the veterans among your Field ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Field lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Field life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Field in 1943 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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