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The ancient history of the Barfeild name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided on farmland near a riverbank. The surname Barfeild was originally derived from the Old English words byrde and feld, which mean riverbank and farmed land. The name was also given to those who came from Bardfield, a place in Essex.

Barfeild Early Origins



The surname Barfeild was first found in Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Barfeild Spelling Variations


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Barfeild Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Barfeild include Barrfield, Barfield, Barfeild, Bardfield, Bardefeld, Berdefeld and many more.

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Barfeild Early History


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Barfeild Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barfeild research. Another 551 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1175, 1275, 1312, 1300, 1500 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Barfeild History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barfeild Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barfeild Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barfeild Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Barfeild or a variant listed above:

Barfeild Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Barfeild, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Ester Barfeild, who landed in Virginia in 1664

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Barfeild Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barfeild 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.

    This page was last modified on 31 January 2014 at 13:42.

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