Field Family History

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Field Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ (see Acker) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ (see Wald). Possibly also Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McField (see McPhail). Jewish (American): Americanized and shortened form of any of the many Jewish surnames containing Feld.

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

Similar surnames: Feld, Fields, Byfield, Orfield, Felde, Hild, Enfield, Fielden, Nield

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Field Family Origin

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Field Family Occupations

What did your Field ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Field occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Field's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Field family was Laborer. Farmer, Carpenter and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Field.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Field ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Field Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 567,000 census records available for the last name Field. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Field 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Field. 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 124,000 military records available for the last name Field. For the veterans among your Field ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Field Life Expectancy

What is the average Field lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Field life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Field in 1943 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Field

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Field 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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