Whitfield Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Whitfield Name Meaning: Habitational from various places named 'Whitfield'. Hwit 'white' + feld 'open country'.

The name is of english origin. The above could indicate 'the white plain',chalky earth.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Whitfield Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Whitfield family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 112
Female Servant 112
Farmer 83
Independent 65
Labourer 55
Coal Miner 35
Male Servant 29
Lead Miner 24
Shoe Maker 19
Blacksmith 16
Joiner 11
Grocer 10
Laundress 10
Clerk 9
Dress Maker 9
Ag Labourer 9
Miller 8
Lead Ore Miner 8
Wool Comber 8
Carpenter 7
Weaver 7
Butcher 7
Mason 6
Smith 6
Lab 6

Whitfield Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Whitfield 100% 40,595
2 Whitefield 90% 7,337
3 Whetfield 89% 102

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The surname Whitfield is the most popular version of all its varients

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