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The name Chatfield is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Chatfields or of Catsfield, in Sussex.

Chatfield Early Origins



The surname Chatfield was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chatfield Spelling Variations


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Chatfield 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. Chatfield has been spelled many different ways, including Chatfield, Chadfield, Chatfields, Chattefeld, Chatfeld, Chadfielde, Chadfeld and many more.

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Chatfield Early History


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Chatfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chatfield research. Another 345 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1500, 1525 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Chatfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chatfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chatfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chatfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Chatfields to arrive in North America:

Chatfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Chatfield, who settled in Connecticut in 1639
  • Francis Chatfield, who arrived in Connecticut in 1639
  • George Chatfield, who landed in New England in 1650

Chatfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Chatfield, who came to New York, NY in 1821
  • Alfred Chatfield, who came to New York, NY in 1821
  • Owen Chatfield, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Chatfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adelma Adeline Chatfield, who came to North Dakota in 1944

Chatfield Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Sleech Chatfield, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Chatfield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Benj Chatfield, who came to Canada sometime between 1832 and 1837
  • Albert Chatfield, who came to Ontario in 1871

Chatfield Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Alfred Geo Chatfield, who settled in Canada in 1926

Chatfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Arthur William Chatfield a seaman, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Rapid" in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  • Alfred William Chatfield arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Harriett Chatfield arrived in Glenelg Roads aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  • Levi Chatfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • Ann Chatfield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Chatfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edmund Chatfield, aged 16, a farm labourer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
  • Henry F. Chatfield, aged 31, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Clara Chatfield, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Henry R. Chatfield, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chatfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chatfield (post 1700)



  • Levi Starr Chatfield (1808-1884), American lawyer and politician
  • Thomas Chatfield (1871-1922), federal judge for the United States District Court
  • Judie Chatfield, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1992
  • James M. Chatfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Thomaston, 1906, 1908
  • Henry W. Chatfield, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Woodbridge, 1906
  • Emily B. Chatfield, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Voluntown; Elected 1926; Defeated, 1932
  • Eli Perry Chatfield (b. 1846), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1900
  • David I. Chatfield, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1847, 1858
  • Constant Webb Chatfield (1849-1921), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Voluntown; Elected 1918
  • C. C. Chatfield, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1856
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Chatfield Historic Events


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Chatfield Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Edwin H Chatfield (b. 1910), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAPID 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Rapid.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The PESTONJEE BOMANJEE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PestonjeeBomanjee.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Chatfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chatfield Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 27 August 2016 at 16:57.

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