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Stansfield Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, probably named with the genitive case of the Old English personal name Stan ‘stone’, a byname or short form of any of various compound names with this as the first element (compare, for example, Stammer, Stannard) + Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’. alternatively, it may be a topographic name from Middle English stanesfeld ‘open country of the (standing) stone’, with reference to a prominent monolith. There are other places so called, for example in Suffolk, but the distribution suggests that the one in Yorkshire is the source of the surname.

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

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

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Stansfield Family Origin

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Stansfield Family Occupations

What did your Stansfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpet Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stansfield. A less common occupation for the Stansfield family was Keeping House. The most common Stansfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Stansfield's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpet Weaver

  • Keeping House


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Stansfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stansfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stansfield 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 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Stansfield Life Expectancy

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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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