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Today Barnfield is a ward and area in Luton, England and home to Barnfield College.

Barnfield Early Origins



The surname Barnfield was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Barnfield Spelling Variations


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Barnfield Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Barnfield family name include Barnfield, Barnefield, Bornfield, Bernfield and many more.

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Barnfield Early History


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Barnfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barnfield research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1396, 1472, 1455, 1487, 1574 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Barnfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barnfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barnfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barnfield 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Barnfield surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Barnfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barzillar Barnfield, aged 48, arrived in Maryland in 1812

Barnfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert James Barnfield, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Nailsworth, England, in 1907
  • Alice Barnfield, aged 35, who settled in America from Brasfod, England, in 1907
  • Alice Barnfield, aged 35, who landed in America from Nailozorth, England, in 1907
  • Benj. R Barnfield, aged 36, who emigrated to America from London, in 1907
  • Alice Barnfield, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Hadsworth, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barnfield Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Barnfield, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • James Barnfield, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Hanah Barnfield, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Barnfield Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Edward Henry Barnfield, aged 36, who emigrated to Hamilton, Canada, in 1913

Barnfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis Barnfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Robert Barnfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1849
  • Robert Barnfield, aged 28, a publican, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Brankenmoor"
  • Jane Barnfield, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"

Barnfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William J. Barnfield, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Parsee" in 1873
  • Samuel Barnfield, aged 39, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Arthur Barnfield, aged 8, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Walter Barnfield, aged 5, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barnfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barnfield (post 1700)



  • Robert C. Barnfield (1856-1893), English painter from Gloucester who relocated to New Zealand in 1883 because of his asthma
  • Kacey Louisa Barnfield (b. 1988), English actress, best known for her role as Maddie Gilks in the BBC television series Grange Hill
  • Graham Barnfield (b. 1969), British academic and pundit

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Barnfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barnfield 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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