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Padfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire (or some other minor place with the same name) named in Old English with the personal name Pad(d)a or padde ‘toad’ + feld ‘open country field’. Alternatively the surname may be topographic from Middle English pad(e) ‘toad frog’ + feld for someone who lived at or by a place frequented by toads or frogs.

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

Similar surnames: Hadfield, Canfield, Hatfield, Warfield, Barfield, Oldfield, Bradfield

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Where is the Padfield family from?

You can see how Padfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Padfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Padfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Padfield families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Padfield's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Padfield families in 1840.
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What did your Padfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Padfield. 23% of Padfield men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Padfield women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Padfield were Attendant and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Saleswoman
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Padfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Padfield census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Padfield. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Padfield. For the veterans among your Padfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Padfield lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Padfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Padfield in 1960 was 37, and 87 in 2004.

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