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Multiple Origins for the Surname Corfield


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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. 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. Corfe Castle is a ruinous castle in the village and civil parish named Corfe Castle, Dorset. Built by William the Conqueror, the castle dates back to the 11th century and is today protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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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 220 words (16 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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Corfield In Ireland


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Corfield In Ireland



Some of the Corfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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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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