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Hatfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Hatfield (East Yorkshire Yorkshire Nottinghamshire Worcestershire Herefordshire Hertfordshire Essex) or Heathfield (Sussex Somerset) though not all of these have given rise to hereditary surnames. The placenames derive from Old English hǣth ‘heath heather’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Hadfield, Hartfield, Chatfield, Whitfield, Mayfield, Banfield

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Where is the Hatfield family from?

You can see how Hatfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hatfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hatfield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 292 Hatfield families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 60% of all the recorded Hatfield's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Hatfield families in 1911.
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What did your Hatfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hatfield. 32% of Hatfield men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Hatfield women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hatfield were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • Income
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 172,000 census records available for the last name Hatfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hatfield 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Hatfield. 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 37,000 military records available for the last name Hatfield. For the veterans among your Hatfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hatfield lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hatfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hatfield in 1944 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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