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Early Origins of the Bayfield family


The surname Bayfield was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the under-tenant of the lands of Bayfield which were held by under-tenant Walter Giffard from the King (Duke William) and who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Walter (Gautier)Giffard was Count of Longueville, and his main seat was at Aveton Manor. He and his relations held many manors.

Early History of the Bayfield family


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Bayfield Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Bayfield are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bayfield include Bayfield, Baifield, Bafield, Bayfeld and others.

Early Notables of the Bayfield family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Bayfield (died 1531) was an English Protestant martyr. After exile to the Low Countries, he then returned to England and was active in circulating the New Testament and other prohibited books, including the works of Luther, Zwingli and Melancthon. He was discovered...
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Migration of the Bayfield family to the New World and Oceana


Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Bayfield, or a variant listed above:

Bayfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E. Bayfield, aged 42, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Trinidad" from Hamilton, Bermuda [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXS7-6ZN : 6 December 2014), E. Bayfield, 29 Apr 1895; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Trinidad, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mrs. E. Bayfield, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Trinidad" from Hamilton, Bermuda [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXS7-6ZJ : 6 December 2014), Mrs. E. Bayfield, 29 Apr 1895; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Trinidad, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Bayfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Bayfield, aged 48, who arrived in New York City in 1904 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNML-857 : 6 December 2014), Henry Bayfield, 06 Aug 1904; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • S. Bayfield, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Minnetonka" from London, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK7-QN5 : 6 December 2014), S. Bayfield, 19 Aug 1907; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Minnetonka, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Wallace Bayfield, aged 4, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG6-LJQ : 6 December 2014), Wallace Bayfield, 23 Feb 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • St Clair Roberts R. Bayfield, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Southampton, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP2-HZL : 6 December 2014), St Clair Roberts R. Bayfield, 01 Aug 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Lockington A. Bayfield, aged 68, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Liverpool, England [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q6-4YZ : 6 December 2014), Lockington A. Bayfield, 20 Jan 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Bayfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Bayfield a wheelwright, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Emma" in 1836 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emma. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Emma.gif
  • Ellen Bayfield, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Emma" in 1836 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emma. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Emma.gif
  • Edward Bayfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Bayfield (post 1700)


  • Matthew Albert "M.A." Bayfield (b. 1852), English classical scholar, author, headmaster, clergyman and spiritualist
  • Martin Christopher Bayfield (b. 1966), former English rugby union footballer
  • Anthony Michael "Tony" Bayfield CBE (b. 1946), British Reform rabbi and former President of the Movement for Reform Judaism
  • St. Clair Bayfield (1875-1967), British stage actor
  • Admiral Henry Wolsey Bayfield (1795-1885), British naval officer and surveyor who surveyed Lake Superior, Lake Erie and Lake Huron and the St Lawrence River

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXS7-6ZN : 6 December 2014), E. Bayfield, 29 Apr 1895; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Trinidad, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXS7-6ZJ : 6 December 2014), Mrs. E. Bayfield, 29 Apr 1895; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Trinidad, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNML-857 : 6 December 2014), Henry Bayfield, 06 Aug 1904; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXK7-QN5 : 6 December 2014), S. Bayfield, 19 Aug 1907; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name Minnetonka, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXG6-LJQ : 6 December 2014), Wallace Bayfield, 23 Feb 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXP2-HZL : 6 December 2014), St Clair Roberts R. Bayfield, 01 Aug 1908; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q6-4YZ : 6 December 2014), Lockington A. Bayfield, 20 Jan 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emma. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Emma.gif
  10. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The EMILY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Emily.htm

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