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The name Bloomfield was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bloomfield family lived in Norfolk, where the family has a rich history dating back many years. Their name, however, derives from their previous locality of residence, Blundeville, near Pont l'Eveque, Normandy.

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The surname Bloomfield was first found in Chshire at Beeston, a township, in the parish of Bunbury, union of Nantwich, First division of the hundred of Eddisbury. "This place takes its name from a castle founded by Ranulph de Blundeville, about 1220, and which was made a royal garrison in the war between Henry III. and the confederate barons." [1]

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Bloomefield, Blundeville, Blomfield, Blumfield, Blundville and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bloomfield research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1576, 1638, 1825, 1768 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Bloomfield History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Bloomfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Bloomfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Bloomfield or a variant listed above:

Bloomfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • James Bloomfield who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Sarah Bloomfield settled in New England in 1634
  • Sarah Bloomfield, aged 1, arrived in New England in 1634
  • William Bloomfield, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Nathaniel Bloomfield, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Bloomfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Noah Bloomfield settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1796

Bloomfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Richard Bloomfield, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Sand Bloomfield, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Saml Bloomfield, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Samuel Bloomfield, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • David Bloomfield settled in Belfast Me. in 1822


Bloomfield Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century


  • Mrs. Bloomfield, who landed in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Dorothy Bloomfield, who arrived in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Ernest Bloomfield, who landed in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Esther Bloomfield, who arrived in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Harry E Bloomfield, who landed in St John, New Brunswick in 1907


Bloomfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Simon Bloomfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Thomas Lowry" in 1848
  • John Bloomfield, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1850

Bloomfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Alice Bloomfield arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Grace Bloomfield arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Elizabeth E. Bloomfield arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Francis Bloomfield arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Mary Ann Bloomfield arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863


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  • Mr. Thomas Bloomfield (d. 1915), American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Linus J. Bloomfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 6th District, 1950; Candidate for Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1953
  • Joseph Bloomfield (1753-1823), American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for New Jersey, 1792; Mayor of Burlington, New Jersey, 1795-1800; Governor of New Jersey, 1801-02, 1803-12
  • James D. Bloomfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Cayuga County, 1919
  • Harry Bloomfield, American Republican politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Claremont 1st Ward, 1956; Elected New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Claremont 1st Ward 1956
  • Bill Bloomfield, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Allen J. Bloomfield (1883-1932), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Otsego County, 1915-20; Member of New York State Senate 39th District, 1921-24
  • Margaret Bloomfield, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Patti Bloomfield, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Richard Joseph Bloomfield (b. 1927), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador, 1976-78; Portugal, 1978-82

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Bloomfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bloomfield 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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