The Chatefeld name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the village of Chatfields or of Catsfield,
Early Origins of the Chatefeld family
The surname Chatefeld was first found in Sussex
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chatefeld family
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Chatefeld Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chatefeld has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chatfield, Chadfield, Chatfields, Chattefeld, Chatfeld, Chadfielde, Chadfeld and many more.
Early Notables of the Chatefeld family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chatefeld family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chatefeld were among those contributors: 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.