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Mayfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Staffordshire. The placename derives from Old English mæthel ‘speech assembly meeting place’ + feld ‘open country’. Though it is possible that the surname could also be a habitational name from Mayfield in Sussex this is unlikely due to the geographical distribution of early bearers.

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

Similar surnames: Layfield, Mansfield, Hatfield, Byfield, Brayfield, Canfield, Barfield

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Where is the Mayfield family from?

You can see how Mayfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mayfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mayfield families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Mayfield families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Mayfield's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mayfield families in 1911.
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What did your Mayfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mayfield. 63% of Mayfield men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Farm Labourer
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Census Records

There are 105,000 census records available for the last name Mayfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mayfield 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mayfield. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Mayfield. For the veterans among your Mayfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mayfield lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Mayfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mayfield in 1940 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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