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Stansfield Family History

Stansfield Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Stansfield (Yorkshire) and Stansfield in Rochdale (Lancashire). The placenames may derive from an Old English personal name Stān (genitive Stānes) + Old English feld ‘open country’. However there is little evidence to support the suggestion that such a personal name may have existed and the initial element may be Old English stānes genitive of stān ‘stone rock’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Stanfield, Mansfield, Dransfield, Canfield, Langfield, Stanchfield

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Where is the Stansfield family from?

You can see how Stansfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stansfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stansfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Stansfield families living in New Jersey. This was about 40% of all the recorded Stansfield's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Stansfield families in 1840.
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What did your Stansfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stansfield. 17% of Stansfield men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Stansfield women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stansfield were Machinist and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Stansfield. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Stansfield. For the veterans among your Stansfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stansfield lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Stansfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Stansfield in 1961 was 36, and 65 in 2004.

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