The name Englefeld is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Englefield,
a parish in Berkshire, six miles from Reading.
Early Origins of the Englefeld family
The surname Englefeld was first found in Berkshire, at Englefield, a village and civil parish, best known as the site of The Battle of Englefield on 31 December 870 between the Anglo-Saxons
, under Æthelwulf, Ealdorman of Berkshire, and the Danes, which resulted in a resounding victory for the Saxons
. Englefield House has been the ancestral home of the Englefield family, since the time of King Edgar, Edgar the Peaceful (943-975.)
Early History of the Englefeld family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Englefeld research.Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1455, 1514, 1522, 1596, 1st , 1561, 1631, 1656, 1665, 1678, 1670 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Englefeld History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Englefeld Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Englefeld has been spelled many different ways, including Englefield, Englefeld, Englesfield and others.
Early Notables of the Englefeld family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Thomas Englefield (Inglefield) (ca. 1455-1514), probably from Englefield, Berkshire, Speaker of the House of Commons; his son, Sir Francis Englefield (c.1522-1596), an English courtier and Roman Catholic exile; Sir Francis Englefield, 1st... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Englefeld Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Englefeld family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Englefelds to arrive in North America: Charles Englefield who arrived in New York State in 1832.