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Caulfield Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Mayo and Galway): habitational name from Cauldfield near Langholm in Dumfriesshire named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + feld ‘open country’. This surname is also common in Ireland. Irish: Anglicized form of at least three Irish surnames: Mac Cathmhaoil (see Cowell ) an important family in East Tyrone (who also adopted Campbell ) Ó Gamhna (see Gaffney ) and Ó Gamhnáin (see Goonan ).

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

Similar surnames: Caufield, Canfield, Mansfield, Wakefield, Corfield, Padfield

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Where is the Caulfield family from?

You can see how Caulfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caulfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caulfield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 49 Caulfield families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Caulfield's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Caulfield families in 1911.
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What did your Caulfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmers Wife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Caulfield. 54% of Caulfield men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Caulfield women worked as a Farmers Wife. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Shipper
  • Farm Labourer
  • Dairyman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmers Wife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Caulfield. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Caulfield. For the veterans among your Caulfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Caulfield lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Caulfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Caulfield in 1943 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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