Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This Norman name was soon thereafter given to a person who was in the habit of going without shoes. Friars, pilgrims, and people doing penance often went shoeless. The Barford(e) variation was likely derived from one of the many places in England so named in Hampshire, Norfolk, Warwickshire and Bedfordshire.
Early Origins of the Burfitt family
Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 and they include: Norman Barfot in Lincolnshire; Robert Barefot in Oxfordshire; and Alan Barefot in Cambridgeshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) Henry de Bereford was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire in 1204 and in Yorkshire, William de Bereford was listed there in 1325 and later John Berford was listed there in 1419. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Doora Barefield, or Doora and Kilraghtis, is a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe, in County Clare, Ireland.
Early History of the Burfitt family
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Burfitt Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Burfitt family name include Barefoot, Barfoot, Barfitt, Barfit, Barford, Barefield, Barefred, Barefoote and many more.
Early Notables of the Burfitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Burfitt family to Ireland
Some of the Burfitt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Burfitt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Burfitt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Burfitt (post 1700)
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