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The name Hadfield has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in either of the places called Heathfield in Somerset or Sussex, or in one of the various settlements called Hatfield in Essex, Herefordshire, Nottinghamshire, Worcester, the East Riding of Yorkshire, or the North Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Hadfield belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Hadfield Early Origins



The surname Hadfield was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hadfield Spelling Variations


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Hadfield Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hadfield have been found, including Hatfield, Hatfeild, Hadfield and others.

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Hadfield Early History


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Hadfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hadfield research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 111 and 1119 are included under the topic Early Hadfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hadfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hadfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hadfield In Ireland


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Hadfield In Ireland



Some of the Hadfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hadfield, or a variant listed above:

Hadfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Hadfield who settled in New England in 1802
  • George Hadfield, aged 36, landed in Washington, DC in 1802
  • Robert Hadfield, who arrived in New York in 1843
  • Eliza Ann Hadfield, who arrived in New York in 1843
  • William Hadfield, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hadfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hadfield, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Hadfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Hadfield arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1861
  • W. Hadfield arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Affiance" in 1863
  • George S. Hadfield arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • Thomas Hadfield, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Louisa Hadfield, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hadfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hadfield (post 1700)



  • George Hadfield (1763-1826), English born American architect who was superintendent of the United States Capitol's construction in 1795
  • Matthew Ellison Hadfield (1812-1885), English architect
  • George Hadfield (1787-1879), English author
  • Sir Robert Abbott Hadfield (1858-1940), English metallurgist, discoverer of manganese steel, one of the first steel alloys
  • Chris Austin Hadfield (b. 1959), Canadian astronaut who has flown two space shuttle missions, former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot,
  • Peter Robert Hadfield (b. 1955), former Australian Olympic athlete who competed in the decathlon
  • Clarence Hadfield (1889-1964), New Zealand Olympic rower
  • Vic Edward Hadfield (b. 1940), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player

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Hadfield Historic Events


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Hadfield Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William James Hadfield, British Assistant Saloon Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Harold Hadfield, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Frank William Hadfield, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Hadfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hadfield 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.

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