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Mansfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Nottinghamshire. The placename means ‘open land by the river Maun’ from the river name Maun (which may take its name from a hill named with Old English mamme ‘teat’) + Old English feld ‘open country’. Irish (Waterford): when not an importation of 1 above this is an altered form of the Norman name de Manville (see Mandeville ). Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Mansfeld a habitational name from a place so called in Saxony. Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably also an English surname (see 1 above) adopted for a like-sounding Jewish name in some other European language.

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

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

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Where is the Mansfield family from?

You can see how Mansfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mansfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mansfield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 93 Mansfield families living in Massachusetts. This was about 20% of all the recorded Mansfield's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Mansfield families in 1840.
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What did your Mansfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mansfield. 16% of Mansfield men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Mansfield women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mansfield were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Mansfield. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Mansfield. For the veterans among your Mansfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mansfield lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mansfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mansfield in 1942 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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