Mansfield Family History

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Mansfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire. The early forms, from Domesday Book to the early 13th century, show the first element uniformly as Mam-, and it is therefore likely that this was a British hill-name meaning ‘breast’ (compare Manchester), with the later addition of Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’ (see Field) as the second element. The surname is now widespread throughout Midland and southern England and is also common in Ireland. Irish: when not an importation of 1, this is an altered form of the Norman name Manville (see Mandeville). Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Mansfeld, a habitational name for someone from a place so called in Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Stansfield, Mayfield, Canfield, Banfield, Langfield, Sarsfield

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Mansfield Family Origin

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Mansfield Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mansfield family was Carpenter. The most common Mansfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Mansfield's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mansfield.

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