Fyeldon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Fyeldon is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Fyeldon family once lived in the fields having derived from the Old English word feld, which meant field.

Early Origins of the Fyeldon family

The surname Fyeldon was first found in Lancashire at Witton, a township, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Blackburn. "Witton House, an elegant stone edifice, is the seat of Joseph Feilden, Esq.; it is picturesquely situated, and surrounded by a finely-wooded park of 500 acres." [1]

Early History of the Fyeldon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fyeldon research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1567, 1510, 1620, 1884 and 1594 are included under the topic Early Fyeldon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fyeldon Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fyeldon family name include Fielden, Feilden, Fieldon, Feildon, Feelden, Feeldon, Pheldon, Phelden and many more.

Early Notables of the Fyeldon family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Fyeldon family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fyeldon surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Fielden settled in New York in 1764; William Fielden arrived in Pennsylvania in 1860.



The Fyeldon 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: Virtutis praemuim honor
Motto Translation: Praise is the prize of honor.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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