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.
Early Origins of the Fielden family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Fielden family
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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.
Early Notables of the Fielden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fielden family to the New World and Oceana
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, who settled in New York in 1764
Fielden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Fielden, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1860
Fielden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Louisa L. Fielden, aged 16, a servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
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
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The Fielden 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.