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Armfield Family History

Armfield Name Meaning

English (Cheshire): habitational name from Arnfield in Tintwistle Cheshire now Derbyshire. This is an unusual case because the 14th-century placename itself contains an earlier Middle English surname Arneway (from the Old English personal name Earnwīg) + feld ‘open land used for pasture or cultivation’. Compare Arnfield .

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


Similar surnames: Barfield, Byfield, Wakefield, Enfield, Garfield, Warfield, Orfield

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Where is the Armfield family from?

You can see how Armfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Armfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Armfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Armfield families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 63% of all the recorded Armfield's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Armfield families in 1911.
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What did your Armfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Armfield. 26% of Armfield men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Armfield women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Armfield were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    23%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Armfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Armfield 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Armfield. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Armfield. For the veterans among your Armfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Armfield lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Armfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Armfield in 1948 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

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