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Woodfield Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a stretch of open country by a wood, or (as a later formation) someone who lived near a field by a wood, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu) + feld ‘open country’, later with the modern meaning ‘field’. Scottish: habitational name from Woodfield, a place near Annan in Dumfriesshire. A certain Roger Wodyfelde is recorded as holding land in Dumfries in 1365.

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


Similar surnames: Cornfield, Westfield, Wooddell, Longfield, Wakefield, Oldfield

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Woodfield Family Origin

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Woodfield Family Occupations

What did your Woodfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Woodfield family was Farms. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodfield. The most common Woodfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Woodfield's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farms

    4%

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

Woodfield Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Woodfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodfield lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Woodfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Woodfield in 1963 was 69, and 78 in 2004.

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