Layfield Family History

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Layfield Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a field that was untilled or used for pasture, from Middle English leye ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’, ‘fallow’ + feld ‘open country’, ‘field’, or a habitational name from Leyfield in Nottinghamshire, which has the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Mayfield, Byfield, Barfield, Hatfield, Padfield, Langfield, Delafield

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Layfield Family Origin

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Layfield Family Occupations

What did your Layfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Layfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Layfield's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Layfield family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Layfield.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Keeps House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%

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

Layfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Layfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Layfield 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Layfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Layfield. For the veterans among your Layfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Layfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Layfield lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Layfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Layfield in 1945 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Layfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Layfield 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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