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Litchfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Lichfield in Staffordshire. The placename derives from a development of the Romano-British placename Letocetum (based on British leito- ‘gray’ + caito- ‘wood’). By the Old English period this had been shortened to Licced and the Old English element feld ‘pasture open country’ was added to describe a patch of cleared land within the ancient wood.

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

Similar surnames: Winfield, Cockfield, Winkfield, Burchfield, Crutchfield, Highfield

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Where is the Litchfield family from?

You can see how Litchfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Litchfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Litchfield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 96 Litchfield families living in Massachusetts. This was about 53% of all the recorded Litchfield's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Litchfield families in 1840.
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What did your Litchfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Litchfield. 24% of Litchfield men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Litchfield women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Litchfield were Carpenter and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Litchfield. 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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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Litchfield. For the veterans among your Litchfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Litchfield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Litchfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Litchfield in 1944 was 66, and 74 in 2004.

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