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Corfield Early Origins



The surname Corfield was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the village and lands of Corfham of the river Corve, held by Earl Roger, a Norman Baron, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. The holding later became known as Corfield or Corfhull.

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Corfield Spelling Variations


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Corfield Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Corfield, Corfham, Corve, Corfe, Corfhull, Corful, Corfull, Cawfield, Cafield and many more.

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Corfield Early History


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Corfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corfield research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1250 and 1580 are included under the topic Early Corfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Corfield 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Corfield, who landed in Virginia in 1717

Corfield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cornelius Corfield, aged 60, who settled in America from Manchester, in 1900
  • Hy James Corfield, aged 48, who settled in America from Shrewsbury, in 1904
  • William R. Corfield, aged 63, who landed in America from Chepstow, England, in 1904
  • Rita Corfield, aged 6, who landed in America from Sracomb, England, in 1910
  • Joe Corfield, aged 4, who landed in America from Sracomb, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Corfield Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Simeon Corfield, aged 32, who emigrated to Niagara Falls, Canada, in 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name Corfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Corfield (post 1700)



  • Charles "Nick" Corfield, American mathematician, computer programmer, and founder of several startup companies in Silicon Valley
  • Sidney Corfield (1883-1941), English footballer who played from 1900 to 1915
  • The Right Rev. Bernard Conyngham Corfield, English Bishop of Travancore and Cochin from 1938 to 1944
  • Richard Corfield (b. 1962), English scientist, science writer and broadcaster
  • Corrie Kear Ware Corfield (b. 1961), English BBC Radio 4 continuity announcer and newsreader
  • William Henry Corfield (1843-1927), English-born, Australian politician, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Gregory (1885-1899)
  • William Henry Corfield (1843-1903), English hygienist, Professor of Hygiene and Public Health at University College London in 1869
  • Sir Kenneth Corfield, English businessman, founder of K. G. Corfield Ltd, a camera and lens manufacturing company based in Wolverhampton in the 1948
  • William Corfield, English football defender in the late 1800s
  • Sir Conrad Laurence Corfield KCIE, CSI, MC (1893-1980), British civil servant and the private secretary to several viceroys of India, including Lord Mountbatten
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. 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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Corfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corfield 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.

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