Early Origins of the Fellofield family
The surname Fellofield was first found in Lancashire
at Fallowfield, in what is now a suburb of Manchester. Early records show the spelling Fallafeld in 1317 and this is perhaps the first occurrence of the name. Jordan de Fallafeld held some of the area in the 1300s and Thomas Ffallowfield was recorded in the Close Roll in 1406.
Early History of the Fellofield family
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Fellofield Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fellofield family name include Fallowfield, Fallofield, Fallafield, Fellowfield and many more.
Early Notables of the Fellofield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fellofield family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fellofield surname or a spelling variation of the name include: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.