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Bradfield Early Origins



The surname Bradfield was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Bradfield. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Bradfield held by the Count of Mortain, his man Falk, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. It was taxed for 80 goats. The original village is now three separate villages.

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Bradfield Spelling Variations


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Bradfield Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bradfield, Bradfeld, Bradfeild, Breadfield and others.

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Bradfield Early History


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Bradfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bradfield research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1182, 1277, 1283, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Bradfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bradfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bradfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bradfield 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bradfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bradfield, who arrived in Arkansas in 1893

Bradfield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Bradfield, who landed in Canada in 1816

Bradfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bradfield, aged 34, a wheelwright, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Steadfast"

Bradfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • R Bradfield landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Bradfield, aged 34, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Sarah Bradfield, aged 31, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Sarah Bradfield, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bradfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bradfield (post 1700)



  • James Dean Bradfield (b. 1969), English rock singer and lead guitarist
  • Andrew "Andy" Bradfield (1966-2001), New Zealand computer programmer best known for his work on games for the Atari 8-bit series of computers
  • Gary E Bradfield, Associate Professor of Botany at the University of British Columbia
  • John Ross Bradfield (1899-1983), Canadian mining engineer, president and chief executive officer of Noranda Mines Limited (1956-68)
  • John Job Crew Bradfield (1867-1943), Australian civil engineer, creator of the Bradfield Scheme, an inland irrigation project

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Bradfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bradfield 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.

This page was last modified on 3 July 2016 at 05:53.

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