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Fifield Early Origins



The surname Fifield was first found in Wiltshire 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 year 1236 when William de Fyfield held estates in that shire.

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Fifield Spelling Variations


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Fifield 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 Fifield include Fifield, Fyfield, Fifett, Fifefield and others.

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Fifield Early History


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Fifield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fifield research. Another 262 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Fifield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fifield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fifield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fifield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Fifield or a variant listed above:

Fifield Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Fifield, who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts in 1639
  • John Fifield, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1665

Fifield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A B Fifield, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Fifield Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emily Fifield, aged 65, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Geo. A. Fifield, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Carrie E. Fifield, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Jane Fifield, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Ethel Fifield, aged 37, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fifield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fifield (post 1700)



  • James G. "Jim" Fifield, American President and CEO of EMI (1988 to 1998)
  • John "Jack" Proctor Fifield (1871-1939), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Samuel S. Fifield (1839-1915), American politician in Wisconsin
  • Christopher Fifield, English conductor and classical music historian and musicologist
  • Cecil Richard Henry "Dicky" Fifield, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Mitchell Peter "Mitch" Fifield (b. 1967), Australian politician, is member of the Australian Senate since March 2004
  • Elaine Fifield (1930-1999), Australian ballerina
  • Adele Fifield OO (b. 1966), Canadian former director of the War Amps' National Amputee Centre

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Fifield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fifield 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 19 January 2015 at 11:33.

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