The name Cestrefeld is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Chesterfield, Derbyshire
a market town which received its charter in the year 1204 from King John.
Early Origins of the Cestrefeld family
The surname Cestrefeld was first found in Derbyshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cestrefeld family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cestrefeld research.Another 413 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1172, 1340, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Cestrefeld History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cestrefeld Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cestrefeld has been spelled many different ways, including Chesterfield, Chasturfeld, Cestrefeld and others.
Early Notables of the Cestrefeld family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cestrefeld family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cestrefelds to arrive in North America: Henry Chesterfield who arrived in New York in 1854.