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Dransfield Early Origins



The surname Dransfield was first found in Yorkshire 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 in that shire.

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Dransfield Spelling Variations


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Dransfield Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dransfield, Dronsfield, Drainsfield, Drensfield, Draynsfield, Drayfield, Draysfield, Dransford, Dransforde, Dranfield and many more.

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Dransfield Early History


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Dransfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dransfield research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1394, 1415, 1420, 1487, 1499, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dransfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dransfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dransfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dransfield 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 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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Contemporary Notables of the name Dransfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dransfield (post 1700)



  • Barry Dransfield, English folk singer, fiddler, cellist and guitarist
  • John Dransfield, English honorary research fellow and former head of palm research at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom
  • Joseph Dransfield (1827-1906), first Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Michael Dransfield (1948-1973), Australian poet

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Dransfield Historic Events


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Dransfield Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. George Dransfield (1883-1914), English Third Class Passenger from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Dransfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dransfield 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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