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Fifield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Fifield or Fyfield of which there are instances in Berkshire Essex Oxfordshire Hampshire Gloucestershire Somerset Dorset and Wiltshire all so named from Old English fīf ‘five’ + hīde ‘hides’ (a hide being an Anglo-Saxon measurement of land area).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Winfield, Infield, Fairfield, Byfield, Enfield, Hatfield, Orfield

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Where is the Fifield family from?

You can see how Fifield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fifield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fifield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 22 Fifield families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Fifield's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fifield families in 1911.
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What did your Fifield ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Fifield. 67% of Fifield men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Fifield women worked as a Servant. .

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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
  • Bank Man

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Fifield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fifield 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fifield. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Fifield. For the veterans among your Fifield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fifield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fifield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Fifield in 1944 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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