Show ContentsFielders History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Fielders 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]

Early Origins of the Fielders family

The surname Fielders 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]

Early History of the Fielders family

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Fielders Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fielders has been recorded under many different variations, including Fielder, Fielders, Fieldars, Fieldar and others.

Early Notables of the Fielders family (pre 1700)

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Australia Fielders migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fielders Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Fielders, (Fielder), (b. 1802), aged 32, English convict who was convicted in Worcester, Worcestershire, England for life for breaking and entering with theft, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 27th September 1834, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1883 [2]

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th October 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook