Springfield Family History

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Springfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Essex, recorded in Domesday Book as Springinghefelda and as Springafelda, probably from Old English Springingafeld ‘pasture (feld) of the people who live by a spring’.

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


Similar surnames: Beddingfield, Winfield, Stansfield, Stringfield, Winkfield, Cornfield

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Springfield Family Origin

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Springfield Family Occupations

What did your Springfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Springfield. The most common Springfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Springfield's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Springfield family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Springfield ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Springfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Springfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Springfield 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Springfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Springfield. For the veterans among your Springfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Springfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Springfield lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Springfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Springfield in 1946 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Springfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Springfield ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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