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Kenfield Name Meaning

English: apparently a habitational name from a place called Kenfield Hall in Kent, so named from Old English cyning ‘king’ (genitive plural cyninga ‘of the kings’) + feld ‘open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Enfield, Penfield, Edenfield, Winfield, Benefield, Belfield, Berfield

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Where is the Kenfield family from?

You can see how Kenfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kenfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kenfield families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Kenfield families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Kenfield's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Kenfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kenfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kenfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kenfield. 34% of Kenfield men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Kenfield women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kenfield were Farm Laborer and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kenfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kenfield 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 233 immigration records available for the last name Kenfield. 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 525 military records available for the last name Kenfield. For the veterans among your Kenfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kenfield lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kenfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kenfield in 1962 was 79, and 80 in 2004.

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