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Warfield Family History

Warfield Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name from a place in Berkshire called Warfield from Old English wer wær ‘weir’ + feld ‘pasture open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Barfield, Garfield, Winfield, Wakefield, Hadfield, Padfield, Burfield

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Where is the Warfield family from?

You can see how Warfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Warfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Warfield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 79 Warfield families living in Maryland. This was about 42% of all the recorded Warfield's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Warfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Warfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Warfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Warfield. 21% of Warfield men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Warfield women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Warfield were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Warfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Warfield 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Warfield. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Warfield. For the veterans among your Warfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Warfield lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Warfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Warfield in 1943 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

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