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The Dickfield name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Ditchfield, a hamlet in the county of Lacashire. The local name is derived from the Old English word dic which means ditch and feld, which literally means a field that had been cleared of trees. Therefore the surname Dickfield denotes someone who lived by the field and the ditch.

Dickfield Early Origins



The surname Dickfield was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dickfield Spelling Variations


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Dickfield Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Dickfield has undergone many spelling variations, including Dichfield, Dickfield, Ditchfield and others.

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Dickfield Early History


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Dickfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dickfield research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1695, 1733, 1735 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Dickfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dickfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dickfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dickfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Dickfield were among those contributors: Robert Dichfield settled in Virginia in 1620; Joe Ditchfield settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Mathew Dichfield settled in Pennsylvania in 1873.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    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 Dickfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dickfield 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 14 January 2016 at 08:35.

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