Explore the Family Name Warfield

The meaning of Warfield

English (Somerset): habitational name from a place in Berkshire called Warfield, from Old English wer, wær ‘weir’ + feld ‘pasture, open country’. History: Richard Warfield came from Berkshire, England, to MD in 1662.

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How common is the last name Warfield in the United States?

According to data from the Decennial U.S. Census, the popularity of the surname "Warfield" has seen a slight decrease, ranking 4,470 in the year 2000 and dropping to 4,758 by 2010, reflecting a change of -6.44%. However, the count of individuals with this surname increased slightly from 7,301 in 2000 to 7,443 in 2010. This increase of 1.94% means that despite its lower rank, more people bore the Warfield surname in 2010 than in 2000. The proportion of this surname per 100k decreased by 7.01% over this decade.

20002010Change
Rank#4,470#4,758-6.44%
Count7,3017,4431.94%
Proportion per 100k2.712.52-7.01%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Warfield

The ethnic identity associated with the Warfield surname also changed from 2000 to 2010, as shown by the Decennial U.S. Census data. The proportion of Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian and Alaskan Native identities decreased by 11.29% and 40.62% respectively. Notably, there were increases in the proportion of individuals with this surname identifying as having two or more races (up by 92.68%) and as Hispanic (up by 81.16%). Those identifying as White experienced a small decrease of 4.40%, while those identifying as Black saw a marginal increase of 1.22%.

20002010Change
White64.13%61.31%-4.4%
Black31.91%32.3%1.22%
Two or More Races1.64%3.16%92.68%
Hispanic1.38%2.5%81.16%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.62%0.55%-11.29%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.32%0.19%-40.62%

Warfield ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Warfield is British & Irish, which comprises 43.7% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are French & German (26.0%) and Scandinavian (4.4%). Additional ancestries include Nigerian, Eastern European, Italian, Ghanaian, Liberian & Sierra Leonean, and Spanish & Portuguese.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
British & Irish43.7%
French & German26.0%
Scandinavian4.4%
Other25.9%
Warfield

Possible origins of the surname Warfield

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Warfield have recent ancestry locations in United Kingdom and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Greater London, United Kingdom83.10%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom83.10%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom82.50%
West Midlands, United Kingdom81.80%
Merseyside, United Kingdom81.80%

What Warfield haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Warfield is R-P311, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-P311 is descended from haplogroup R-M343. Other common haplogroups include R-CTS241 and R-M417, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Mosher, Dodds, Ashcraft, Duvall, Calvin, Chamberlin, Aldrich, Dinsmore, Cathcart, Atherton.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Warfield surname are: H1, H, U5a1. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

warfieldPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M343

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Warfield have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Warfield

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Warfield" Surname 35.9%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Warfield

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Warfield" Surname 36.1%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Warfield

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Warfield" Surname 26.6%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Warfield

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Warfield" Surname 15.4%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Warfield?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Warfield are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

British & Irish 62.1%

23andMe Users 57.2%