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The lineage of the name Barfield begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived on farmland near a riverbank. The surname Barfield 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.

Barfield Early Origins



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

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Barfield Spelling Variations


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Barfield 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 Barfield has undergone many spelling variations, including Barrfield, Barfield, Barfeild, Bardfield, Bardefeld, Berdefeld and many more.

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Barfield Early History


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Barfield Early History



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

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Barfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Barfield 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 Barfield were among those contributors:

Barfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Barfield, who sailed to Virginia in 1643

Barfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Barfield journeyed to America in 1771

Barfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H. Barfield, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1896

Barfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Barfield, aged 23, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1907
  • Edward Barfield, aged 24, who landed in America from Killarney, Ireland, in 1908
  • Mabel Barfield, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Leicester, England, in 1910
  • Herbert John Barfield, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Sunninghill, England, in 1911
  • Ernest Barfield, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Barfield, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barfield (post 1700)



  • Doug Barfield (b. 1936), former American football player and coach
  • Joshua LaRoy "Josh" Barfield (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball player
  • Jesse Barfield (b. 1959), American former Major League Baseball right fielder who played from 1981 to 1992, recipient of two-time Gold Glove Awards (1986, 1987), Silver Slugger Award (1986) and AL home run champion (1986)
  • Owen Barfield (1898-1997), British philosopher, author, poet, and critic
  • Ron Barfield (b. 1971), former NASCAR driver
  • Warren Barfield (b. 1979), Christian musician

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Suggested Readings for the name Barfield


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Suggested Readings for the name Barfield



  • The Family Directory by Doris Barfield Sanders.

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Barfield Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. 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).
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Barfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barfield 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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