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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Field Family Origin

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Field Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Field. A less common occupation for the Field family was Carpenter. The most common Field occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Field's were Farmers.

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Field Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Field

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