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Bamfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Bamfield family


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.

Banwell is a village and civil parish on the River Banwell in the North Somerset and dates back to Saxon times when it was first listed as Bananwylle in 904. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time the the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name has evolved to being known as Banwelle. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"The manor has been in the possession of the bishops of Bath and Wells since the time of Edward the Confessor. A monastery was founded at Banwell by one of the early Saxon kings, to the abbacy of which Alfred the Great appointed Asser." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Bamfield family


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Another 186 words (13 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Bamfield family (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...
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Migration of the Bamfield family to Ireland


Some of the Bamfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bamfield family to the New World and Oceana


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 Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Alexander Bamfield, (b. 1819), aged 30, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "Labuan" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 11th February 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mrs. Rachel Bamfield, (b. 1817), aged 32, English settler from Guernsey, UK travelling aboard the ship "Labuan" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 11th February 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Mr. John Bamfield, (b. 1844), aged 5, English settler from Guernsey, UK travelling aboard the ship "Labuan" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 11th February 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  • Miss Mary Jane Bamfield, (b. 1847), aged 2, English settler from Guernsey, UK travelling aboard the ship "Labuan" arriving in Port Phillip, New South Wales, Australia on 11th February 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf

Bamfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H. Bamfield, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870
  • Miss Emily Bamfield, (b. 1851), aged 24, Cornish tailoress departing on 21st February 1875 aboard the ship "White Rose" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 21st July 1875 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mrs. Mary Bamfield, (b. 1854), aged 21, Cornish settler departing on 21st February 1875 aboard the ship "White Rose" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 21st July 1875 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. Thomas Bamfield, (b. 1853), aged 22, Cornish miner departing on 21st February 1875 aboard the ship "White Rose" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 21st July 1875 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf

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.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf

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