Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from 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 Chasturfeld family
Derbyshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chasturfeld family
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Chasturfeld Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Chasturfeld were recorded, including Chesterfield, Chasturfeld, Cestrefeld and others.
Early Notables of the Chasturfeld family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chasturfeld family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Chasturfeld family emigrate to North America: Henry Chesterfield who arrived in New York in 1854.
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