The ancient roots of the Chadfielde family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Chadfielde comes from when the family lived in the village of Chatfields or of Catsfield,
Early Origins of the Chadfielde family
The surname Chadfielde was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chadfielde family
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Chadfielde Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Chadfielde has appeared include Chatfield, Chadfield, Chatfields, Chattefeld, Chatfeld, Chadfielde, Chadfeld and many more.
Early Notables of the Chadfielde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chadfielde family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chadfielde arrived in North America very early: George Chatfield, who settled in Connecticut in 1639; Francis Chatfield, who arrived in Connecticut in 1639; Edward Chatfield, who came to New York, NY in 1821.