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Layfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Leighfield in Rutland which is recorded as Leghe in 1266 and Leyefeld' in 1369 or one of the many minor places with similar names such as Leyfield and Leyfield Farm both in Yorkshire and Leyfield in Nottinghamshire. The Rutland placename derives from Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ with later addition of Middle English feld ‘open country land for pasture or cultivation’. The other placenames may derive from Old English lǣge ‘fallow’ + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Mayfield, Byfield, Barfield, Hatfield, Padfield, Langfield, Delafield

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Where is the Layfield family from?

You can see how Layfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Layfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Layfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 20 Layfield families living in British Columbia. This was about 77% of all the recorded Layfield's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Layfield families in 1911.
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What did your Layfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Layfield. 34% of Layfield men worked as a Salesman. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Labourer
  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Layfield. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Layfield. For the veterans among your Layfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Layfield lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Layfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Layfield in 1945 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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