Fyeldyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Fyeldyn is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the fields having derived from the Old English word feld, which meant field.

Early Origins of the Fyeldyn family

The surname Fyeldyn 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]

Important Dates for the Fyeldyn family

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

Fyeldyn Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Fyeldyn has been spelled many different ways, including Fielden, Feilden, Fieldon, Feildon, Feelden, Feeldon, Pheldon, Phelden and many more.

Early Notables of the Fyeldyn family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fyeldyn family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Fyeldyns to arrive in North America: Thomas Fielden settled in New York in 1764; William Fielden arrived in Pennsylvania in 1860.

Citations

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