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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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 Ninde Byfield (1930-1988), née Ninde, an American author and illustrator
  • Ernest Lessing "Ernie" Byfield (1890-1950), American hotelier and restaurateur who was active from the 1930s through the 1950s in Chicago, Illinois
  • Darren Asherton Byfield (b. 1976), English professional footballer
  • Allan George Richard Byfield (b. 1913), Jamaican school teacher and politician, Senator of the West Indies Federation (1958-1962), and President of the Senate of Jamaica (1972-1980)
  • Edward Bartlett "Ted" Byfield (b. 1929), Canadian journalist, publisher, and editor, founder of the "Alberta Report" and "Western Report" newsmagazines
  • Bruce Byfield (b. 1958), Canadian journalist who specializes in writing about free and open source software
  • Shadrack Byfield (1789-1874), British infantryman who served in the 41st Regiment during the War of 1812, best known for his memoir of his wartime experiences, "A Narrative of a Light Company Soldier's Service"
  • Althea Latoya Byfield (b. 1982), Jamaican three-time bronze medalist international basketball and netball player
  • Eric Linkord "Link" Byfield (1951-2015), Canadian news columnist, author and politician, founder of the Citizens Centre for Freedom and Democracy
  • Trevor "Zig" Byfield (b. 1943), British actor, most recently known for his role as Reg in EastEnders in 2010
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  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.

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