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The name Bearfood is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived on farmland near a riverbank. The surname Bearfood 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.

Bearfood Early Origins



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

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Bearfood Spelling Variations


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Bearfood 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 Bearfood family name include Barrfield, Barfield, Barfeild, Bardfield, Bardefeld, Berdefeld and many more.

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Bearfood Early History


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Bearfood Early History



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

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Bearfood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bearfood Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Bearfood surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Thomas Barfeild, who sailed to Virginia in 1643. Ann Barfield journeyed to America in 1771.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. 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).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Bearfood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bearfood 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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