Garfield Family History

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Garfield Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, generally from a field name denoting a triangular area, Old English gara (see Gore) at the corner of an open field after rectangular furlongs had been laid out. Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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


Similar surnames: Barfield, Warfield, Hartfield, Hairfield, Banfield, Padfield

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Garfield Family Origin

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Garfield Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Garfield. A less common occupation for the Garfield family was Carpenter. The most common Garfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Garfield's were Farmers.

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Garfield Life Expectancy

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