The Byfelde name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. 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 Byfelde family
The surname Byfelde was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Byfelde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Byfelde research.Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1367, 1579, 1597, 1597, 1616, 1654, 1741, 1579, 1622, 1598, 1664 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Byfelde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Byfelde Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Byfelde has undergone many spelling variations
, including Byfield, Byfeld, Byfelde, Byfild, Byfielde, Bifield and many more.
Early Notables of the Byfelde family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Nicholas Byfield (1579-1622), a prominent puritan minister and writer; Richard Byfield (c.1598-1664), an English clergyman, Sabbatarian controversialist, member of the... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Byfelde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Byfelde family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Byfelde were among those contributors: Robert Byfield who arrived in America in 1766.