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The Anglo-Saxon name Bifeild comes from when the family resided in Northamptonshire, where the name is associated with the village of Byfield. In the Domesday Book of 1086, Byfield was recorded as lands held by Hugh de Grandmesnil and Earl Hugh.

Bifeild Early Origins



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

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Bifeild Early History


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Bifeild Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bifeild research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1367, 1579, 1597, 1597, 1616, 1654, 1741, 1579, 1622, 1598, 1664 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Bifeild History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bifeild Spelling Variations


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Bifeild Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bifeild has been recorded under many different variations, including Byfield, Byfeld, Byfelde, Byfild, Byfielde, Bifield and many more.

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Bifeild Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bifeild Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: Nicholas Byfield (1579-1622), a prominent puritan minister and writer; Richard Byfield (c.1598-1664), an English clergyman, Sabbatarian controversialist, member of the...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bifeild 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 many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bifeild or a variant listed above: Robert Byfield who arrived in America in 1766.

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