Doddingsfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Doddingsfield family
The surname Doddingsfield was first found in Westmorland
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates at Kendal. For those interested in further research of the early history of the surname we recommend the ancient Harleian Manuscripts which are in the archives of the British Museum. These Manuscripts are a Catalogue of the Herald's Visitations between 1510 and 1600. This distinguished surname Doding is recorded in MS 1437 (folio 75) and others.
Early History of the Doddingsfield family
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Early Notables of the Doddingsfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Doddingsfield family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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