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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. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    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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