The origins of the Englefield name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Englefield,
a parish in Berkshire, six miles from Reading.
Early Origins of the Englefield family
The surname Englefield 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 Englefield family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Englefield 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 Englefield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Englefield Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Englefield were recorded, including Englefield, Englefeld, Englesfield and others.
Early Notables of the Englefield 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 Englefield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Englefield family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Englefield family emigrate to North America:
Englefield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Englefield who arrived in New York State in 1832
Englefield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Gertrude Fanny Englefield, aged 36, who settled in America from Carshalton, England, in 1916
- Leslie Englefield, aged 16, who settled in America, in 1917
- Mary Catherine Englefield, aged 51, who emigrated to the United States from Newcastle on Tyne, England, in 1917
- Kathleen E. Englefield, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Curragh, Ireland, in 1919
- Jesse Englefield, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1923
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Contemporary Notables of the name Englefield (post 1700)
- Frederick Ronald Hastings Englefield (1891-1975), English poet and philosopher
- Frank Englefield (1878-1945), English professional footballer
- Sir Henry Charles Englefield (1752-1822), 7th Baronet, an English antiquary and scientist
- Jarrod Ian Englefield (b. 1979), New Zealand cricketer