Dransfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Dransfield family
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.
Early History of the Dransfield family
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Dransfield Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dransfield, Dronsfield, Drainsfield, Drensfield, Draynsfield, Drayfield, Draysfield, Dransford, Dransforde, Dranfield and many more.
Early Notables of the Dransfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dransfield 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..
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
Historic Events for the Dransfield family
- Mr. George Dransfield (1883-1914), English Third Class Passenger from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland CITATION[CLOSE]
Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
Dransfield Family Crest Products
- ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html