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 Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mansfield. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Mansfield Family Origin

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Mansfield Family Occupations

What did your Mansfield ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Mansfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 240,000 census records available for the last name Mansfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mansfield 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 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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Draft Card

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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Mansfield Life Expectancy

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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