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Fielding Early Origins



The surname Fielding was first found in Cheshire, where the name is derived from the Old English word, "felding" meaning "a dweller in an open place." "The princely extraction of this noble family from the counts of Hapsburg in Germany is well known; its ancestor, Galfridus, or Geffrey, came into England in the twelfth year of the reign of Henry III., and received large possessions from that monarch." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
A document dated 9 Edward II., states: " Filius Galfridi filii Galfridi, comitis de Hapsburg et domini in Laufenburg et RinFILDING in Germania." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
In other words, the name is derived from RinFelden or RinFilding in Germany where they held patrimonial possessions of the house of Hapsburg. John Fildying held Newham in Warwickshire in the twelfth of Henry VI., inherited by his mother Joan, daughter and heir of William Prudhome. In Cheshire, Ralph Fielding settled on the banks of the River Dee in 1279. In Warwickshire, some of the family were found in the parish of Willey. "This place was anciently called Wilega. In the reign of Elizabeth the manor was possessed by the families of Winter and Leigh, and was afterwards sold among various persons; it subsequently became the property of the noble family of Fielding." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
And in the hamlet of Barnacle, Warwickshire another branch of the family was established. "In the time of Elizabeth the manor [of Barnacle] was granted to Michael Fielding, from whom it descended to Basil Fielding, Earl of Denbigh." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Fielding Spelling Variations


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Fielding Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fielding, Fielden, Fieldine and others.

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Fielding Early History


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Fielding Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fielding research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1300, 1379, 1587, 1643, 1608, 1675, 1640, 1685, 1680, 1681, 1668, 1717, 1712, 1715, 1703, 1706, 1711, 1717, 1721, 1780, 1707, 1754, 1650 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Fielding History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fielding Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fielding Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include William Feilding, 1st Earl of Denbigh (c.1587-1643), an English naval officer and courtier; Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh (c.1608-1675); William Feilding, 3rd Earl of Denbigh, 2nd Earl of Desmond (1640-1685), Custos Rotulorum of Leicestershire (1680-1681); Basil Feilding, 4th Earl of Denbigh, 3rd Earl of...

Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fielding Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fielding In Ireland


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Fielding In Ireland



Some of the Fielding family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fielding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ambrose Fielding from Northumberland settled in Virginia in 1667
  • Ambrose Fielding, who arrived in Virginia in 1675

Fielding Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Roseamond Fielding, who landed in Virginia in 1725
  • Robert Fielding, who arrived in America in 1760
  • Robert Fielding settled in Jamaica in 1762

Fielding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Fielding, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Michael Fielding, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Richard Fielding, who arrived in Mississippi in 1844
  • J Fielding, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mary A Fielding, aged 11, arrived in New York in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fielding Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Henry Fielding, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Arnistead Fielding and his wife purchased land in Nova Scotia in 1774 and settled there with their six children
  • Amistead Fielding, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Armstead Fielding, aged 42, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Easter Fielding, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fielding Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Fielding, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • Thomas Fielding, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • James Fielding, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • John Fielding, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Alfred Edward Fielding, aged 15, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "James Jardine"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fielding Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Fielding a butcher, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • John Fielding arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • Mary Fielding arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • Alfred Fielding a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Eliza Fielding arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fielding (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fielding (post 1700)



  • Herbert Ulysses Gaillard Fielding (1923-2015), American politician who became the first African-American elected as a Democrat to the South Carolina General Assembly
  • Jerry Fielding (1922-1980), born as Joshua Itzhak Feldman, an American three-time Academy Award nominated radio, record, film and television composer
  • Roy Fielding (b. 1965), one of the principal authors of the HTTP specification
  • Mary Fielding Smith Kimball (1801-1852), English early member of the Latter Day Saint movement, the second wife of Hyrum Smith
  • Joseph Fielding (1797-1863), English early leader of the Latter Day Saint movement, brother of Mary Fielding
  • Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding (1787-1855), English painter, famous for his watercolour landscapes
  • Fenella Fielding (b. 1927), born Fenella M. Feldman, English actress, popular in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Henry Barron Fielding (1805-1851), English botanist
  • Arthur Ross Fielding (1880-1947), English footballer who played 120 matches from 1901 through 1909
  • Francis David "Frank" Fielding (b. 1988), English footballer from Blackburn Lancashire
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Crescit sub pondere virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue thrives under oppression.


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  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Fielding Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fielding 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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