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The Anglo-Saxon name Byfield comes from the family having resided 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.

Byfield Early Origins



The surname Byfield was first found in Northamptonshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Byfield Spelling Variations


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Byfield Spelling Variations



Byfield has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Byfield, Byfeld, Byfelde, Byfild, Byfielde, Bifield and many more.

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Byfield Early History


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Byfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Byfield 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 Byfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Byfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Byfield Early Notables (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 Byfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Byfields to arrive on North American shores:

Byfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathaniel Byfield, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1674

Byfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Byfield who arrived in America in 1766

Byfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ada Byfield, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Catherine Byfield, aged 43, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1920
  • David Byfield, aged 50, who settled in America, in 1920
  • Allen Byfield, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Annie Byfield, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Byfield Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Edward Byfield, aged 65, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1914
  • Ada Byfield, aged 55, who settled in Ottawa, Canada, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Byfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Byfield (post 1700)



  • Barbara Byfield, American author
  • Darren Byfield (b. 1976), English professional footballer
  • Link Byfield, Canadian news columnist, and author
  • Edward Bartlett "Ted" Byfield (b. 1929), Canadian journalist, publisher and editor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Byfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Byfield 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 20 November 2013 at 18:47.

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