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Dangerfield Early Origins



The surname Dangerfield was first found in Dorset 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 lands of Angerville who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. They were from Angerville in Contentin in Normandy, one of the oldest Norman noble families.

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Dangerfield Spelling Variations


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Dangerfield Spelling Variations



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

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Dangerfield Early History


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Dangerfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dangerfield research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1230, 1336, 1650 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Dangerfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dangerfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dangerfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dangerfield 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:

Dangerfield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Wartus Dangerfield, who settled in Barbados in 1661
  • John Dangerfield, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Rose Dangerfield, who arrived in Maryland in 1669
  • James Dangerfield, who came to Virginia sometime between 1689 and 1698

Dangerfield Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Dangerfield, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1719
  • Richard Dangerfield, who arrived in Virginia in 1732

Dangerfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W. P. Dangerfield, who came to San Francisco in 1850
  • Benjamin Dangerfield, who arrived in Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania in 1872
  • Edward Dangerfield, who arrived in Illinois in 1880

Dangerfield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • J. F. Dangerfield, who came to Toronto in 1871
  • F. Dangerfield, who arrived in Ontario in 1871
  • C. Dangerfield, who arrived in Quebec in 1884

Dangerfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Dangerfield, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • James Dangerfield, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dangerfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dangerfield (post 1700)



  • George Dangerfield (1904-1986), English-born, American journalist, literary editor of Vanity Fair (1933 to 1935)
  • Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004), born Jacob Cohen, American comedian, best known for his phrase "I don't get no respect!"
  • Joseph Dangerfield (b. 1977), American composer, pianist, and conductor
  • Christopher George "Chris" Dangerfield (b. 1955), retired English football player
  • Stuart Dangerfield (b. 1971), English racing cyclist
  • Fyfe Dangerfield (b. 1980), English songwriter and musician with Guillemots
  • Gordon Dangerfield (b. 1885), Australian football player
  • Patrick Dangerfield (b. 1990), Australian football player

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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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. 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).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Dangerfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dangerfield 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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