Greenfeild History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Greenfeild family
The surname Greenfeild was first found in Suffolk where Peter de Grenefeld was listed in the Feet of Fines for 1242. Later, John de Grenefeud was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. The name literally means "dweller by the green field." 
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 including Willelmus Grenefeld and Elena Grenefeld as holding lands there at that time. 
William of Greenfield (d. 1315), was "Archbishop of York and Chancellor, was of good family and a kinsman of Archbishop Walter Giffard, and of Bishop Godfrey Giffard of Worcester. The statement that he was born in Cornwall is probably due to a confusion of him with the Grenvilles. A more probable conjecture connects him with a hamlet which bears his name in Lincolnshire." 
Indeed, Greenfield is a hamlet, "in the parish of Aby, union of Louth, Marsh division of the hundred of Calceworth, parts of Lindsey, county of Lincoln." 
Early History of the Greenfeild family
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Greenfeild Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Greenfield, Greenfeild, Greenville, Greenvile and others.
Early Notables of the Greenfeild family (pre 1700)
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