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The ancient roots of the Fielden family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Fielden comes from when the family lived in the fields having derived from the Old English word feld, which meant field.

Fielden Early Origins



The surname Fielden was first found in Lancashire at Witton, a township, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn. "Witton House, an elegant stone edifice, is the seat of Joseph Feilden, Esq.; it is picturesquely situated, and surrounded by a finely-wooded park of 500 acres." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Fielden Spelling Variations


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Fielden Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fielden has appeared include Fielden, Feilden, Fieldon, Feildon, Feelden, Feeldon, Pheldon, Phelden and many more.

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Fielden Early History


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Fielden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fielden research. Another 285 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1510, 1620, 1884 and 1594 are included under the topic Early Fielden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fielden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fielden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fielden Notables 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fielden arrived in North America very early:

Fielden Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Fielden settled in New York in 1764

Fielden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Fielden arrived in Pennsylvania in 1860

Fielden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Louisa L. Fielden, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fielden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fielden (post 1700)



  • Jamie Fielden (b. 1978), English professional rugby league player
  • Stuart Fielden (b. 1979), English rugby league player
  • Thomas Fielden (1854-1897), British Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Middleton (1886-1892) and (1895-1897)
  • Thomas Perceval Fielden (1883-1974), British pianist and music teacher, Professor of Pianoforte at the Royal College of Music for over 30 years
  • Louisa Jennifer Fielden (b. 1983), British film director, screenwriter and music video director
  • Joshua Fielden (1827-1887), British cotton manufacturer and Conservative politician
  • John Fielden (1784-1849), nicknamed Honest John Fielden, a British social reformer, benefactor, land and factory owner in Todmorden
  • Edward Brocklehurst Fielden (1857-1942), British businessman and Conservative Party politician
  • Charlotte Fielden (b. 1932), Canadian novelist, playwright, actress and poet from Toronto
  • Geoffrey Fielden, British Director General, British Standards Association
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Virtutis praemuim honor
Motto Translation: Praise is the prize of honor.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

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