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Driffill Early Origins



The surname Driffill was first found in Gloucestershire, in the parish of Driffield or in either Great Driffield or Little Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Collectively all of the parishes date back to the Domesday Book of 1086 but with older spellings: Drifelle, Gloucestershire; and Drifield, Yorkshire. Each had essentially the same meaning: "open land characterized by dirt, or by stubble," from the Old English words "drit" or "drif" + "feld." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Driffield which was held by Reinbald the Priest, a Norman under-tenant, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Being a priest didn't preclude offspring at that time.


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Driffill Spelling Variations


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Driffill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Driffield, Drifield, Dryfield, Dryffield and many more.

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Driffill Early History


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Driffill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Driffill research. Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1218 and 1218 are included under the topic Early Driffill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Driffill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Driffill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Driffill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Driffill In Ireland


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Driffill In Ireland



Some of the Driffill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

Driffill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Driffill, who settled in South Carolina in 1797

Driffill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas J. Driffill, who settled in New Orleans in 1851
  • Louisa Driffill, who arrived in New Orleans in 1851
  • Frederick Driffill, who came to New Orleans in 1851
  • Emma Driffill, who settled in New Orleans in 1851
  • B. Driffill, who came to New Orleans in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. 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).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

The Driffill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Driffill 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 2 September 2016 at 12:37.

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