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Hartfield Family History

Hartfield Name Meaning

English (Sussex and Surrey): habitational name from Hartfield (East Sussex) from Old English heorot ‘stag hart’ + feld ‘open country’. Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Herzfeld .

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


Similar surnames: Hatfield, Hartsfield, Chatfield, Hadfield, Garfield, Horsfield

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Where is the Hartfield family from?

You can see how Hartfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hartfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hartfield families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 107 Hartfield families living in Sussex. This was about 37% of all the recorded Hartfield's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Hartfield families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hartfield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hartfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cowman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hartfield. 31% of Hartfield men worked as a Cowman and 68% of Hartfield women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hartfield were Farmer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Cowman
    31%
  • Dairy Farmer
    12%
  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    9%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Hartfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartfield 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hartfield. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hartfield. For the veterans among your Hartfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hartfield lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hartfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hartfield in 1945 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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