History of your Surname
Get access to Hollifield family records.Start a free trial

Hollifield Family History

Hollifield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a minor place called as ‘the holy field’ (Old English hālig ‘holy’ + feld ‘open country’) perhaps Holyfield in Waltham Holy Cross (Essex) or less likely for linguistic reasons Hellifield (Yorkshire).

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

Similar surnames: Hollowell, Corfield, Horsfield, Belfield, Cockfield, Oldfield

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Hollifield family from?

You can see how Hollifield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hollifield family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hollifield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 11 Hollifield families living in Durham. This was about 26% of all the recorded Hollifield's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Hollifield families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hollifield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hollifield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hollifield. 32% of Hollifield men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Hollifield women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hollifield were Farming and Looper. .

View Census Data for Hollifield | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Looper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Hollifield family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Hollifield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hollifield census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Hollifield

Passenger Lists

There are 222 immigration records available for the last name Hollifield. 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.

View all Hollifield immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hollifield. For the veterans among your Hollifield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hollifield military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hollifield family history

Discover More

What is the average Hollifield lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Hollifield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Hollifield in 1941 was 32, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hollifield

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Hollifield family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Hollifield last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial