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Belfield is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Belfield. There are many places with this name in Scotland and Northern England. The place-name is derived from the Old English bel, for fine or good, and field, for open land.

Belfield Early Origins



The surname Belfield was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Belfield Spelling Variations


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Belfield 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 Belfield family name include Belfield, Belfeild, Bellfield, Bellfeild and others.

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Belfield Early History


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Belfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belfield research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1930 is included under the topic Early Belfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Belfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Belfield 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, 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 Belfield surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Belfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Belfield who settled in Virginia in 1607
  • Richard Belfield, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1607 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Belfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A, C, and H Belfield, who settled in Maryland in 1820
  • William Belfield, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1832
  • Henry, Thomas and William Belfield, all, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1820 and 1848
  • Susan Belfield, aged 19, who landed in America from Macclesfield, in 1895
  • William Belfield, aged 38, who landed in America from Nottingham, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Belfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Isaac Belfield, aged 41, who emigrated to America from Kholar Green, Cheshire, in 1903
  • George Belfield, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Macclesfield, in 1904
  • Robert Belfield, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • T. Brown Belfield, aged 68, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Ernest M. Belfield, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Kidderminster, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Belfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Belfield (post 1700)



  • Sir Henry Conway Belfield KCMG JP (1855-1923), English civil servant, Governor of Kenya (1912 1917)
  • Michael Robert Belfield (b. 1961), retired English professional footballer from Wandsworth, London
  • Frederick "Fred" Belfield, English footballer in the late 1800s
  • Lieutenant-General Sir Herbert Eversley Belfield KCB KCMG KBE DSO (1857-1934), British Army officer who commanded 4th Division
  • Alex Xavier Obedia Belfield (b. 1980), British radio presenter, singer, comedian and entertainer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Belfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Belfield 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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