Today Barnfield is a ward and area in Luton, England
and home to Barnfield College.
Early Origins of the Bornfield family
The surname Bornfield was first found in Shropshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Bornfield family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bornfield research.Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1241, 1396, 1472, 1455, 1487, 1574 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Bornfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bornfield Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bornfield include Barnfield, Barnefield, Bornfield, Bernfield and many more.
Early Notables of the Bornfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bornfield family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Albert James Barnfield, aged 35, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Nailsworth, England
, in 1907; Alice Barnfield, aged 35, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Brasfod, England, in 1907.