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The Anglo-Saxon name Feild comes from the family having resided in the area that was near a field. This surname is a topographic name and is derived from the Old English word feld, which literally means the pasture or open country. In this case, the bearer of the surname Feild lived in an area of land that was cleared of forest. Interestingly, "Field, or De la Felda embraces both English and Norman families. Richard de la Felda is mentioned in Normandy, temp John." [reign 1199-1216] [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
This duality of origin is indeed rare.

Feild Early Origins



The surname Feild was first found in many shires and counties throughout Britain. Some of the earliest records show: Thomas atte Felde in the Writs of Parliament of 1301; William de la Felde in Gloucestershire during reign of King Edward I; and John de la Felde in Herefordshire at about the same time. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Linot ate [atte] Feld and William a la Feld in Oxfordshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Robert de Felde was listed as a Templar in Gloucestershire in 1185 and Hugo de la Felde was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Bedfordshire in 1188. John del Feld was listed in Suffolk in 1190 and James atte Felde was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Feild Spelling Variations


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Feild Spelling Variations



Feild has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Field, Feild, Felde and others.

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Feild Early History


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Feild Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Feild research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1676, 1407, 1407 and are included under the topic Early Feild History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Feild Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Feild Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Feild Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Feild In Ireland


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Feild In Ireland



Some of the Feild family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Feilds to arrive on North American shores:

Feild Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Feild, who arrived in Virginia in 1624
  • Tho Feild, who landed in Virginia in 1634
  • Robert Feild, who arrived in New England in 1635
  • Daniell Feild, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Richard Feild, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Feild Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthew Feild, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Roland Feild, who arrived in America in 1740

Feild Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Feild, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Annie Feild, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • William Feild, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Sarah Feild, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Feild (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Feild (post 1700)



  • Lewis Feild (1956-2016), American former professional rodeo cowboy, inducted in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1992
  • Talbot Feild Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1960

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Feild Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Feild 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 8 September 2016 at 08:05.

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