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Fields Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English feldes plural or possessive of feld ‘arable field flat open country’. See Field . Americanized form (translation into English) of French Deschamps . In some cases also an Americanized form (actually an adoption of the name in 1 above) of Jewish Blumenfeld .

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

Similar surnames: Field, Feld, Folds, Fielden, Fielder, Felde, Fielding, Fels, Shields

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Where is the Fields family from?

You can see how Fields families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fields family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fields families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 214 Fields families living in Yorkshire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Fields's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Fields families in 1891.
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What did your Fields ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fields. 18% of Fields men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Fields women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fields were Farm Labourer and Household Duties. .

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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

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Horseman On Farm
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Household Duties
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Census Records

There are 327,000 census records available for the last name Fields. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fields 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Fields. 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 75,000 military records available for the last name Fields. For the veterans among your Fields ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fields lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Fields life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fields in 1940 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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