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Barfield Name Meaning

habitational name, probably from Bardfield in Essex, which is named with an unattested Old English byrde ‘(river) bank’, ‘border’ + feld ‘open land’. The name is still most common in northern Essex. topographic name for someone who lived in an area where barley was cultivated, from Middle English berefeld.

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


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

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Barfield Family Origin

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Barfield Family Occupations

What did your Barfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Barfield family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barfield. The most common Barfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Barfield's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Barfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Barfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barfield census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Barfield. 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Barfield Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barfield ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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