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Afield Family History

Afield Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Field, Shield, Feld, Barfield, Caufield, Garfield, Byfield, Mayfield

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Where is the Afield family from?

You can see how Afield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Afield family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Afield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 4 Afield families living in Texas. This was about 67% of all the recorded Afield's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Afield families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Afield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Afield ancestors do for a living?

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

What Afield family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 170 census records available for the last name Afield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Afield 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 19 immigration records available for the last name Afield. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 185 military records available for the last name Afield. For the veterans among your Afield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Afield lifespan?

Between 1986 and 2000, in the United States, Afield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Afield in 1986 was 82, and 98 in 2000.

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