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Barfield Surname Meaning

English:: (Suffolk Rutland): of Norman origin from Berville-la-Champagne in Eure or from any of the six Bervilles in Normandy three in Eure two in Seine-Maritime or one in Calvados (all France). (Kent): variant of Burvill a habitational name from Barville in Tilmanstone Kent named with Old English bær ‘bare’ + feld ‘open land’. habitational name from Bardfield Saling and Great and Little Bardfield (all in Essex) which is perhaps named with an unattested Old English byrde ‘(river) bank border’ + feld ‘open land’. The name is still most common in northern Essex.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bearfield, Banfield, Barnfield, Garfield, Berfield, Burfield, Byfield

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Where is the Barfield family from?

You can see how Barfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barfield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 141 Barfield families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Barfield's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Barfield families in 1891.
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What did your Barfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Barfield. 15% of Barfield men worked as a Builders Labourer and 74% of Barfield women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barfield were Railway Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    15%
  • Incapacitated
    10%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Railway Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Barfield. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Barfield. For the veterans among your Barfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barfield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Barfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Barfield in 1944 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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