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The Duffield name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in either of the towns named Duffield in Derbyshire and in North Yorkshire. The surname Duffield belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Duffield Early Origins



The surname Duffield was first found in North Yorkshire at either North or South Duffield, villages and civil parishes in the Selby District. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Dufeld. Alternatively, the name could have originated from Duffield, a village, beside the River Derwent, at its junction with the River Ecclesbourne in Derbyshire. This locale also dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Duvelle, but by the 12th century, the locale was known as Duffeld. The place name literally means "open land frequented by doves." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"In Domesday Book it is called Dunelle, and is described as having 'a church, a priest, and two mills;' it afterwards formed part of the demesne of Henry de Ferrers, who, in 1096, possessed a castle on an eminence north-west of the village, the site of which is now named Castle-Orchard." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Duffield Spelling Variations


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Duffield Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Duffield has undergone many spelling variations, including Duffield, Duffeld, Duffell, Duffill, Duffitt and others.

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Duffield Early History


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Duffield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Duffield research. Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1190, 1273, 1379 and 1383 are included under the topic Early Duffield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Duffield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Duffield Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Duffield In Ireland


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Duffield In Ireland



Some of the Duffield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Duffield were among those contributors:

Duffield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Duffield, a boy of 14, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Benjamin Duffield made New Jersey his home in 1678
  • Benjamin Duffield, who landed in New Jersey in 1678

Duffield Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Duffield, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • John Duffield, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1834
  • John Duffield, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Duffield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis Duffield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  • Alice Duffield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  • Walter Duffield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Barras" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM BARRAS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839WilliamBarrass.gif
  • William Duffield, aged 23, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Barras" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM BARRAS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839WilliamBarrass.gif
  • F. Duffield arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Duffield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Duffield, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Martha Duffield, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • George Duffield landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Duffield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Duffield (post 1700)



  • William Ward Duffield (1823-1907), American executive in the coal industry, and railroad construction engineer
  • George Duffield (1794-1868), American leading nineteenth-century New School Presbyterian minister
  • Henry Martyn Duffield (1842-1912), American Colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • David Duffield (b. 1941), American businessman in the software industry and known for his philanthropic activities
  • Thomas Duffield (1782-1854), English farmer and Tory politician
  • Peter Duffield (b. 1969), English former professional footballer
  • George Duffield (b. 1946), retired English flat racing jockey
  • David Duffield (1931-2016), British sports commentator and cyclist
  • Dr Lee Richard Duffield (b. 1947), ABC (Australia) correspondent
  • Robert Duffield (b. 1935), Australian writer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Duffield Historic Events


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Duffield Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. John Duffield (b. 1917), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Pye Bridge, Derbyshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper fidelis
Motto Translation: Always faithful.


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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)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DELHI 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Delhi.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM BARRAS 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839WilliamBarrass.gif

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  11. ...

The Duffield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Duffield 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.

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