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Westfield Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a field (Middle English feld) to the west (Middle English west) of a settlement, or a habitational name from either of two places named Westfield, in Norfolk and Sussex, from Old English west ‘west’ + feld ‘open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Woodfield, Whitfield, Winfield, Benefield, Chatfield, Winkfield

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Where is the Westfield family from?

You can see how Westfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Westfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Westfield families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Westfield families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Westfield's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Westfield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Westfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Westfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Westfield. 26% of Westfield men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Westfield women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Westfield were Salesman and Laundress.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Labor
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Cook
    12%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Laundress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Westfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Westfield 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 980 immigration records available for the last name Westfield. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Westfield. For the veterans among your Westfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Westfield lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Westfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Westfield in 1953 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

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