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The lineage of the name Bamfield begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in one of two villages called Bamfyld in the counties of Devon and Somerset.

Bamfield Early Origins



The surname Bamfield was first found in Devon, at Poltimore where John Baumfield was the original ancestor of this family having been granted lands there during the reign of Edward I. His pedigree can be traced for three generations before that period. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The family were bequeathed the manor of Poltimore in 1298 by William Pontyngton, Canon of Exeter Cathedral. Today Poltimore House is a 18th-century country house having gone through many changes from the original grant. The current iteration of Poltimore House was built by Richard Bampfylde (d.1595) about 1550 or so.

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Bamfield Spelling Variations


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Bamfield Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bamfield has undergone many spelling variations, including Bamfield, Bammfield, Bramfield, Bamfeld, Bampfeld, Bampfield, Banfilde, Bampfild, Bampfyld, Bamfeild, Banfield and many more.

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Bamfield Early History


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Bamfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bamfield research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1272, 1462, 1492, 1575, 1581, 1582, 1642, 1752, 1766, 1560, 1626, 1597, 1585, 1621, 1622, 1628, 1629, 1683, 1633, 1692, 1659, 1671, 1679, 1685 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Bamfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bamfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bamfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Richard de Bamfield, a prominent 13th century landholder in Hertfordshire; Sir Amyas Bampfylde (1560-1626), an English Member of Parliament, Member of Parliament for Devon (1597); his son, John Bampfield (born ca. 1585), an English politician, Member of Parliament for...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bamfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bamfield were among those contributors:

Bamfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. Bamfield, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • R.G. Bamfield, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1896

Bamfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Calomati Bamfield, aged 44, who settled in America from Bristol, England, in 1913
  • Ela Bamfield, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Sydney, Australia, in 1914
  • Joseph C. Bamfield, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • John C. Bamfield, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Charles Bamfield, aged 24, who landed in America from Casteres, St. Lucia, in 1920

Bamfield Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • William H. Bamfield, aged 80, who emigrated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1923

Bamfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H. Bamfield arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bamfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bamfield (post 1700)



  • William Eddy Bamfield, English government agent adopted name (Banfield) by local indigenous people for an area now known as Bamfield, British Columbia
  • Clifford Bamfield, Under-Secretary of the Civil Service Department of Britain

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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  11. ...

The Bamfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bamfield Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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