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The origins of the Barfeld name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived on farmland near a riverbank. The surname Barfeld 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.

Barfeld Early Origins



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

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Barfeld Spelling Variations


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Barfeld Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Barfeld were recorded, including Barrfield, Barfield, Barfeild, Bardfield, Bardefeld, Berdefeld and many more.

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Barfeld Early History


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Barfeld Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barfeld 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 Barfeld History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barfeld Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barfeld Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barfeld 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 oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Barfeld family emigrate to North America:

Barfeld Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margaretha Barfeld, who arrived in South America in 1847

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. 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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Barfeld Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barfeld 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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