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Origins of the Schofield surname

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About the Schofields

We have a total number of 177343 records for people with the last name Schofield.

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Alternative variations of the name Schofield

Schofield, Scofield, Scofeld, Scafield, Scophield

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Where do most Schofields live?

In 1921, most Schofields lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Schofields

How common is your surname?

307th most common surname in the UK

We have 158,000 records for the Schofield surname. The oldest one dates back to 1600.

Who were Schofields most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Schofield first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Schofields

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Schofields in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Woollen Weaver


Weaver Cotton


Cotton Winder


Common Male occupations for Schofields in 1921
Coal Miner


Cotton Weaver


Cotton Spinner


General Labourer


Cotton Piecer


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