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The ancestors of the Chestfield surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Chesterfield, Derbyshire a market town which received its charter in the year 1204 from King John.

Chestfield Early Origins



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

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Chestfield Spelling Variations


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Chestfield Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chestfield include Chesterfield, Chasturfeld, Cestrefeld and others.

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Chestfield Early History


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Chestfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chestfield research. Another 413 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1172, 1340, 1379 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Chestfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chestfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chestfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Chestfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Henry Chesterfield who arrived in New York in 1854.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Chestfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chestfield 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 11 November 2014 at 10:31.

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