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Early Origins of the Dangerfeild family

The surname Dangerfeild was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The name "is from 'D'Angerville.' Five places in Normandy still bear the name of Angerville [1]. I see no reason to doubt this derivation. The French terminative 'ville' occasionally becomes -field in English nomenclature" [2]

Another source confirms that they were from Angerville in Contentin in Normandy, one of the oldest Norman noble families. [3]

Early History of the Dangerfeild family

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Dangerfeild Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dangerfield, Daingerfield, a'Angerville, d'Angerfield and many more.

Early Notables of the Dangerfeild family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was the infamous Thomas Dangerfield (ca. 1650-1685), an English conspirator, one of the principal informers in the Popish Plot. He was ", born at Waltham in Essex about 1650, was son of a farmer of Cromwellian tenets. Dangerfield began life by robbing his father of horses and money, fled to Scotland, returned as a repentant prodigal and was forgiven, but soon ran away to the continent, and rambled through Portugal and...
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United States Dangerfeild migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dangerfeild Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Dangerfeild, who arrived in Maryland sometime between 1663 and 1679
  • Jon Dangerfeild, who settled in Virginia in 1670
  • James Dangerfeild, who arrived in Virginia in 1698

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. 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) on Facebook