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The surname Fielder is derived from the ancient Saxon word "fidulaere" meaning "fiddle player." However, another reference claims the name was derived from the expression " atte felde" which meant "one who lives in the fields" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Fielder Early Origins



The surname Fielder was first found in Sussex where the first recordings of the name indicate that Geoffrey le Felder held estates in the southern county of Sussex, listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1327. [1]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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Fielder Spelling Variations


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Fielder 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 Fielder family name include Fielder, Fielders, Fieldars, Fieldar and others.

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Fielder Early History


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Fielder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fielder research. Another 284 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1393 is included under the topic Early Fielder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fielder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fielder Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fielder 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



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 Fielder surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Fielder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Fielder purchased land in Annapolis, Maryland in 1726
  • Sarah Fielder arrived in America in 1726
  • Stephen Fielder settled in the colonies in 1754
  • Thomas Fielder settled in the colonies in 1764

Fielder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Fielder, who landed in America in 1801
  • Carl Fielder, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Charles Fielder, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

Fielder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Fielder, who arrived in Canada in 1832

Fielder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Fielder, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • Ann Fielder, aged 16, a domestic servant, arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • John Edward Fielder a farmer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • James Fielder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849
  • Mary Fielder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849

Fielder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Fielder landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • Annie Fielder, aged 20, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fielder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fielder (post 1700)



  • George Bragg Fielder (1842-1906), American Civil War veteran and politician, father of Governor James Fairman Fielder
  • Guyle Abner Fielder (b. 1930), retired American-born Canadian professional NHL ice hockey centre
  • John Fielder (b. 1950), American landscape photographer and nature writer, three-time winner of the Colorado Book Award
  • James Fairman Fielder (1867-1954), American politician, 35th Governor of New Jersey (1914-1917)
  • Alvin Fielder (b. 1935), American jazz drummer
  • Prince Semien Fielder (b. 1984), American Major League Baseball player for the Texas Rangers
  • Brigadier-General Kendall Jordan Fielder (1893-1981), American Commanding Officer of Military Intelligence & Counterintelligence Hawaii & Pacific Ocean Areas (1941-1945)
  • Jim Fielder (b. 1947), American rock bass player for the Blood Sweat and Tears from Denton, Texas
  • Cecil Grant Fielder (b. 1963), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1985 to 1998
  • Dale Fielder (b. 1956), American jazz musician from East Liverpool, Ohio
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fielder Historic Events


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Fielder Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Jack H Fielder (b. 1919), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Goole, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The Fielder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fielder 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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