, in the parish of Driffield or in either Great Driffield or Little Driffield in the East Riding of
. Collectively all of the parishes date back to the
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."
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Driffill, who settled in South Carolina in 1797; Thos. J. Driffill, who settled in New Orleans in 1851; Louisa Driffill, who arrived in New Orleans in 1851.