Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived 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.
Early Origins of the Bifield family
family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bifield family
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Bifield Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bifield include Byfield, Byfeld, Byfelde, Byfild, Byfielde, Bifield and many more.
Early Notables of the Bifield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bifield family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bifield were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Robert Byfield who arrived in America in 1766.
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