Fielders 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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Migration of the Fielders family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fielders or a variant listed above: John Fielder who purchased land in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1726. Passenger records show Sarah Fielder made the crossing in the same year. Stephen Fielder settled in the colonies in 1754 and Thomas Fielder joined him ten years later..



  1. ^ 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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