Waterfield Family History

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Waterfield Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Vatierville in Seine-Maritime, France, so named from the personal name Walter + Old French ville ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Dangerfield, Wakefield, Canfield, Haverfield, Battenfield, Sherfield

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Waterfield Family Origin

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Waterfield Family Occupations

What did your Waterfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Waterfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Waterfield's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waterfield. A less common occupation for the Waterfield family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeps House

  • Carpenter


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

Waterfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Waterfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waterfield 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Waterfield. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Waterfield. For the veterans among your Waterfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waterfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Waterfield lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Waterfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Waterfield in 1956 was 71, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waterfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waterfield 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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