Bielefeld Family History

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Bielefeld Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of this name in Westphalia. See also Biehle.

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


Similar surnames: Bienenfeld, Wiesenfeld, Bieler, Bernfeld, Saalfeld, Neufeld, Herzfeld

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Bielefeld Family Origin

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Bielefeld Family Occupations

What did your Bielefeld ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bielefeld. 12% of Bielefeld men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Bielefeld women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bielefeld were Clerk and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Sales Clerk
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Housework
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bielefeld Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bielefeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bielefeld 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bielefeld. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bielefeld. For the veterans among your Bielefeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bielefeld Life Expectancy

What is the average Bielefeld lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bielefeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bielefeld in 1952 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bielefeld

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