name Fyelds comes from when the family resided in the area that was near a field. This surname is a topographic
name and is derived from the Old English word feld,
which literally means the pasture or open country. In this case, the bearer of the surname Fyelds lived in an area of land that was cleared of forest. Interestingly, "Field, or De la Felda embraces both English and Norman families. Richard de la Felda is mentioned in Normandy
, temp John." [reign 1199-1216] CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
This duality of origin is indeed rare.
Early Origins of the Fyelds family
The surname Fyelds was first found in many shires and counties throughout Britain. Some of the earliest records show: Thomas atte
Felde in the Writs of Parliament of 1301; William de la Felde in Gloucestershire
during reign of King Edward I; and John de la Felde in Herefordshire
at about the same time. The Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 list Linot ate [atte] Feld and William a la Feld in Oxfordshire
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Robert de Felde was listed as a Templar in Gloucestershire
in 1185 and Hugo de la Felde was listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1188. John del Feld was listed in Suffolk
in 1190 and James atte
Felde was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1296. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Fyelds family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fyelds research.Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1407, 1407, 1620, 1676, 1554, 1606, 1582, 1599 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Fyelds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fyelds 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. Fyelds has been recorded under many different variations, including Field, Feild, Felde and others.
Early Notables of the Fyelds family (pre 1700)
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fyelds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fyelds family to Ireland
Some of the Fyelds family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 182 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fyelds family to the New World and Oceana
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 Fyelds or a variant listed above: Zacharia Field from Hadleigh in Suffolk
settled in Hartford Connecticut in 1639; Robert Field of Yorkshire
settled in Flushing, Long Island in 1645; Daniel Field settled in Virginia in 1637.