Hattonfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Hattonfield is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in either of the places called Heathfield in Somerset or Sussex, or in one of the various settlements called Hatfield in Essex, Herefordshire, Nottinghamshire, Worcester, the East Riding of Yorkshire, or the North Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hattonfield belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Hattonfield family
The surname Hattonfield was first found in Colchester, Essex where William de Hatfield was listed there 1119-1127.  The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list William de Hatfield in Essex and Agnes de Hatfield in Cambridgeshire at that time. Years later, Johannes de Haytefeld was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. 
Robert de Hattefeld was listed in the Feet of Fines for Yorkshire in 1343 and Thomas Hatfeld was listed in the Assize Rolls of London in 1412. 
One source claims the name was derived from "hat, hot, Saxon, and field-from the hot sandy soil"  and yet another claims the name was derived from the " Anglo-Saxon Hæðfeld = the Heath-Field." 
Another source claims the name was derived from the Old English "heathland, heather + feld" (pasture, open country) 
Important Dates for the Hattonfield family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hattonfield research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 111 and 1119 are included under the topic Early Hattonfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hattonfield Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hattonfield has been spelled many different ways, including Hatfield, Hatfeild, Hadfield and others.
Early Notables of the Hattonfield family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Hattonfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hattonfield family to Ireland
Some of the Hattonfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hattonfield family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hattonfields to arrive in North America: George Hadfield who settled in New England in 1802; James, John, Robert and Thomas Hadfield arrived in Philadelphia between 1820 and 1860; Thomas and Grace Hatfeild settled in Virginia in 1653.
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