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The Fieldhouse surname comes from the Middle English words "hous," and "field." As such, it was probably a topographic name for someone who lived in a house in open pasture land.

Fieldhouse Early Origins



The surname Fieldhouse was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Fieldhouse Spelling Variations


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Fieldhouse Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Fieldhouse include Fieldhouse, Feldhouse, Feldus, Feldous, Feildus, Fieldhus, Fieldhowse and many more.

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Fieldhouse Early History


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Fieldhouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fieldhouse research. Another 272 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Fieldhouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fieldhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fieldhouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fieldhouse 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fieldhouse or a variant listed above:

Fieldhouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Fieldhouse came to Annapolis, Maryland in 1731
  • Thomas Fieldhouse, a bonded passenger, was sent to America in 1753

Fieldhouse Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Fieldhouse was on record in the census of Prince Edward County, Ontario in 1851
  • William Fieldhouse arrived in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fieldhouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fieldhouse (post 1700)



  • John David Elliott Fieldhouse (1928-1992), English Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy, made Baron Fieldhouse in 1990
  • Sir William John Fieldhouse (1858-1928), English nobleman of Austen Manor, Wooton Wawen, county Warwick
  • David Fieldhouse, Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Guelph
  • Simon Fieldhouse (b. 1956), Australian artist

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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: Infirmis opitulare
Motto Translation: To assist the sick


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 17 March 2016 at 14:51.

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