Camfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Camfield family
The surname Camfield was first found in Northamptonshire where Gerald de Camvile, the grandson of the Norman adventurer held a family seat temp. Stephen at Lilburne Castle. He granted two parts of the tithes of Charletin Camvile in Somersetshire to the monks of Bermondsey in Surrey. His son, Richard de Camvile founded Combe Abbey in Warwickshire and was known as a person of great power during the reign of Henry II. 
Gerrard de Camville (d. 1215?), was an early judge and was "son of Richard de Camville, who is mentioned among the leaders and constables of Richard I's fleet in 1190, was appointed joint governor of Cyprus with Robert de Turneham in 1191, and died at the siege of Acre in the same year." 
Thomas de Camville (d. 1235), was also an early judge, third son of William, brother of Gerard de Camville, by Albreda, daughter of Geoffrey Marmion. He held the manors of Westerham in Kent and Senefield and Fobbing in Essex. 
Early History of the Camfield family
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Camfield Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Camfield include Camville, Canville, Camvile, Camvill, Canvill, Canfill, Canfille, Canfile, Camfill, Camfille, Canville and many more.
Early Notables of the Camfield family (pre 1700)
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Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Camfield were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Camfield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century