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Fields Family History

Fields Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English feldes, plural or possessive of feld ‘open country’. This name is also found as a translation of equivalent names in other languages, in particular French Deschamps, Duchamp.

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


Similar surnames: Field, Feld, Folds, Fielden, Fielder, Felde, Fielding, Fels, Shields

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Where is the Fields family from?

You can see how Fields families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fields family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fields families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 93 Fields families living in New York. This was about 11% of all the recorded Fields's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Fields families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fields surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fields ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fields. 20% of Fields men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Fields women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fields were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    3%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 327,000 census records available for the last name Fields. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fields 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Fields. 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 75,000 military records available for the last name Fields. For the veterans among your Fields ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fields lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Fields life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fields in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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