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Winfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places now called Wingfield. North and South Wingfield in Derbyshire are evidently named with Old English wynn ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’ + feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’. A place of this name in Bedfordshire may have as it first element a topographical term or bird name wince (see Winch). One in Suffolk was probably either the ‘field of the people of Wiga’ (a short form of any of various compound names formed with wig ‘war’), or else derives its first element from Old English weoh ‘(pre-Christian) temple’.

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

Similar surnames: Winkfield, Infield, Enfield, Banfield, Whitfield, Kenfield, Warfield

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You can see how Winfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Winfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Winfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 30 Winfield families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Winfield's in USA. New York had the highest population of Winfield families in 1840.
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What did your Winfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Winfield. 27% of Winfield men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Winfield women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Winfield were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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What is the average Winfield lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Winfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Winfield in 1941 was 29, and 73 in 2004.

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