Fielding Family History

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Fielding Name Meaning

English: topographic name from an Old English felding ‘dweller in open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Fielden, Wilding, Pilling, Skelding, Fearing, Melling, Filkins

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Fielding Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fielding name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fielding. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Fielding Family Origin

Where is the Fielding family from?

Fielding Family Occupations

What did your Fielding ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fielding. The most common Fielding occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Fielding's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fielding family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fielding ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fielding Historical Records

What Fielding family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 142,000 census records available for the last name Fielding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fielding census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Fielding. 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 Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Fielding. For the veterans among your Fielding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fielding Life Expectancy

What is the average Fielding lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fielding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fielding in 1946 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fielding

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fielding ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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