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Cockfield Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from any of the three places: the first Cockfield in Durham is named from an Old English personal name Cocca + feld ‘open country’; the second Cockfield in Suffolk is named from an Old English personal name Cohha with the same second element; and the third Cuckfield in Sussex is believed to be from an Old English personal name Cuca + feld.

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

Similar surnames: Corfield, Cornfield, Chatfield, Winkfield, Canfield, Oldfield

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Where is the Cockfield family from?

You can see how Cockfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cockfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cockfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Cockfield families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Cockfield's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cockfield families in 1911.
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What did your Cockfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Ingnieur and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Cockfield. 50% of Cockfield men worked as an Ingnieur and 100% of Cockfield women worked as an Institutrice. .

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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

  • Ingnieur
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Institutrice
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Cockfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cockfield 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 705 immigration records available for the last name Cockfield. 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 652 military records available for the last name Cockfield. For the veterans among your Cockfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cockfield lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Cockfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Cockfield in 1954 was 55, and 69 in 2004.

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